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New York City Jazz musicians Roy Dunlap and Marcus Parsley will perform an evening of jazz, 7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge.
Dunlap will perform on the piano and Parsley will play the trumpet.
There will be a short opening performance featuring a Los Alamos Acoustic Swing Trio.
Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a master’s degree in piano at Queens college in New York City studying with Sir Roland Hanna. Dunlap has toured throughout the United States and Europe.
Highlights include performing at the world’s top jazz festivals and venues including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in
Switzerland, Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany, the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, JVC Festival in New York City, the Jacksonville Jazz festival and The Hollywood Bowl. Dunlap has worked with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wes Anderson, Madeline Peyroux and The Artie Shaw Orchestra, to name a few.
He recently performed with John Mayer in a benefit concert Stand Up For Heroes. He is featured on numerous recordings as a sideman and leader of his own group. He currently lives in New York City where he teaches and performs regularly.
Parsley is a jazz trumpeter that has entertained audiences in 12 different countries and 30 of states. He has spent the last eleven years residing in New York City where he entertained audiences at the legendary Carlyle Hotel on a regular basis the vast majority of that time.
The Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelman’s Bar afforded Parsley with an opportunity to meet and/or play a song or two with such notables as: Lou Rawls, Liza Minelli, Michael Feinstein, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Makoto Ozone, Steve Tyrell, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini and many others.
He also found time to perform in a number of the famed jazz clubs that add to the cultural gem that is Manhattan. Performing with Loston Harris, John Pizzarelli, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Dunlap, soul legend Charles Bradley, Brooklyn hipsters The Menahan Street Band, his own groups and others have afforded him a broad musical palette. Parsley cites Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Freddie Hubbard as primary influences while always striving to allow his personal voice to find it way home to the ears and hearts of his audience.
His first album as a leader is expected to be released soon by the Cellar Live jazz record label.