Just Keep Climbing Music
Born into a family of several generations of gifted musicians, Marcia's home was always filled with music. Her soulful originals are inspired by jazz, gospel, Latin, and R&B. From Dionne Warwick to The Edwin Hawkins Singers, from Ray Charles and Lou Rawls to Wes Montgomery, from Chaka Khan and Jill Scott to Sergio Mendes to Sting, her musical influences are rich and diverse. Marcia's voice and lyrics have been described as deeply soulful and moving, and her haunting melodies explore themes of faith, redemption, and social justice.
Marcia has performed with a number of popular local Boston bands including the jazz bands Straight Ahead and MaShanDi Jhazz, an all female R&B dance band called Sistahs of the Yam, and Move, an R&B pop band. She has appeared onstage at Ryles, Club Passim, Club 1369, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was a principal cast member and composer for the play S.I.N.G: Silence is Never Golden, which premiered at the Boston Center for the Arts and toured locally for two years.
Marcia is a Cleo Laine vocal scholarship recipient and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in voice and songwriting. She has also studied classical and jazz guitar privately. When she is not writing or performing music, she teaches middle school English with an arts and social justice focus in Western Massachusetts.
Courtesy of Gretje Ferguson, Photographer
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues... Voice, Keyboard, Guitar
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