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Urban/R&B: Philly Soul Moods: Solo Female Artist Moods: Mood: Dreamy Jazz: Jazz-Funk Jazz: Soul-Jazz

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United States - United States United States - California - SF

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Marcus Cohen & The Congress

Approval ratings for the U.S. Congress have reached historic lows, so maybe the politicians should heed the example of trumpeter Marcus Cohen, whose populist groove-driven ensemble The Congress can supply a soul manifesto for any party. Launched in 2009, the group features more than a dozen musicians and a sound steeped in funk and soul, hip-hop, jazz and gospel. With vocalists Valerie Troutt, Tiffany Austin, Crystal Hall, and emcee MicBlake, re-election is a lock.

Andrew Gilbert- SF Chronicle

Marcus Cohen & The Congress have been described as a "A velvet freight train of passion". The music is powerful, hyper-sensual, seductive, yet sonically arresting. Its dripped in "soul", encased with sweet caramel melodies, and tantalizing harmonies. The grooves are deep and rich like dark cacao. Marcus Cohen--trumpeter/composer based in San Francisco Ca. assembled The Congress nearly 2 years ago. Destined to reintroduce the depth in music, love, community, as well as expounding on the the re-emergence of "soul music", Marcus Cohen &The Congress have been winning the hearts and ears of every listener. Active members include:

Marcus McCauley - piano
John Omayga Adams - drums
Raul Perales - bass
Valerie Troutt - vox
Daniel Riera - flute/ewi
Tony Peebles - tenor sax
Rafa Postel - trumpet
MicBlake - emcee
Khalil Doak-Anthony - guitar
Marcus Cohen - trumpet/composer