Freeport
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  • Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Professional Jazz Musicians For Hire
"Hi - Find yourself minus a bassist or a guitarist for that upcoming festival, venue, tour or gig? You want an experienced pro. Perhaps someone who has performed and recorded with the likes of Grover Washington Jr, The Temptations, Bob James, Four…"
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Jazz Societies
"Just a quick "Hello" and an invitation to any performance you can make!! Much info can be found at www.FreeportJazz.com. Here is a brief overview: Chances are you have heard of the Contemporary Smooth Jazz group Freeport as they are…"
Mar 21, 2011
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Jazz Societies

Please list your local Jazz Society so that we all know about you and can plan events to come to your town and help you promote Jazz in your city.
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group South Carolina Jazz Network
"FREEPORT is currently available to support artists in performing or recording. Please reach out to us and let's get started via www.FreeportJazz.com. Here is a brief overview: Chances are you have heard of the Contemporary Smooth Jazz group…"
Mar 21, 2011
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South Carolina Jazz Network

South Carolina Jazz musicians have their home here as well, share, network, collaborate and mentor.
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Brad Wilcox's group Carolinas Musicians Group
"FREEPORT is currently available to support artists for performances and recording. Please reach out to us and let's get started via www.FreeportJazz.com. Here is a brief overview: Chances are you have heard of the Contemporary Smooth…"
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Looking For Management!!!
"FREEPORT is currently looking for established proven Representation to assist or take over marketing, booking, etc. Please reach out to us and let's get started via www.FreeportJazz.com. Here is a brief overview: Chances are you have heard of…"
Mar 21, 2011
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Looking For Management!!!

For those of you that are looking for representation, make yourself known to the ones here in the Jazz Network so you can get the coverage you need!
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Event Planners Worldwide
"FREEPORT is available for festivals, top venues or events. Much information can be found at our website (www.FreeportJazz.com). Our latest CD will be hitting the market this Summer and we are offering a low performance fee for exposure.…"
Mar 21, 2011
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Event Planners Worldwide

Event Planners are key to the livelihood of a musician. From special events to industrials, festivals, etc. Here is where event planners can find 'just the right' music for their events and where musicians can find employment.See More
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Professional Jazz Musicians For Hire
"For hire as a core or individually. Chances are you have heard of the Contemporary Smooth Jazz group Freeport as they are regulars at festivals, top venues and notable events. Recently they have shared the stage with sophomoric artists, legends and…"
Mar 21, 2011
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Professional Jazz Musicians For Hire

Put yourselves in here if you have the availability to tour and if you have the experience to jump on a 'jazz gig' at a moments notice.
Mar 21, 2011
Freeport commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Need A Booking Agent?
"FREEPORT is seeking representation. If interested send resume and contact info to FreeportJazz@netzero.com. Our info can be found at www.FreeportJazz.com. Overview:    Chances are you have heard of FREEPORT as they perform record and share…"
Mar 13, 2011
Freeport left a comment for Leon James
"Leon!! Been awhile man. You doing okay?? Scott"
Nov 16, 2010

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Where are you located?
Central North Carolina
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist
Tell us a little about your background...
In 1981, in Philadelphia, Scott Marvill assembled a group of musicians eager to play the music they enjoyed. Jazz. They soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of "Freeport". After much song selection, the group would flourish playing for a decade together. Some of the highlights were recording and performing with Tower Of Power, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Special EFX, and Grover Washington Jr. to name a few.

Then Scott moved to North Carolina. He decided to continue the band taking the opportunity to bring the New York/Philadelphia jazz feel to the South. He assembled players and instrumentation that would provide a unique sound. Doing this has created a very full and flexible sound allowing Freeport to play all types of jazz. This is evident by the numerous instruments on stage including three keyboards, multiple saxes (Alto, Tenor, Soprano), flute, drums, guitar and basses.

Since re-entering the jazz community several years ago Freeport has found themselves as busy as they want to be performing with and shared stages with Bob James, James Cotton, Dee Lucas, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Eric Mintel among others. Why? In a recent radio interview on 88.5 WFDD Marvill says "we found that drawing from multiple music styles such as Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz standards, and R&B gives everyone what they want. Plus there are no self-imposed limits within the band. Our performances are always fresh not knowing what influence will creep into that particular song. Our arrangements and performances are impacted by dynamic changes and influences from all styles of jazz. In fact, what we hear most is the enjoyment of these influences we apply in our songs." This infusion helps communicating and connecting to the audience. Also, Freeport pays close attention to how and what the audience reacts to and in turn providing them exactly what they want at the same time not forgiving musical exploration and feel.

Freeport offers a combination of Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, and Jazz Standards. The four piece Jazz group consists of Steve Thorton on saxes, flute, keyboards, Malik Graham on keyboards, Herman Sanders on drums, and Scott Marvill on guitar and basses.

Audience reactions have been great and they seem to not be able to get enough. They are hungry for Freeport's versatile styles of jazz. Freeport self-described slogan is "Jazz For All People". And that's just what they deliver. Come see what the buzz is about.
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Bass, Guitar
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http://www.FreeportJazz.com
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Find yourself minus a bassist or a guitarist for that upcoming festival, venue, tour or gig? You want an experienced pro. Perhaps someone who has performed and recorded with the likes of Grover Washington Jr, The Temptations, Bob James, Four Tops, Tower Of Power, Special EFX, and many many others. He should be a good reader and have a vast and broad…

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At 11:07pm on August 22, 2009, Ron Gill said…
Hi, I found your comments here about Charlotte to be very interesting and telling. I am interested in where the jazz audience is, and what it takes to bring them out. Let's start here and then we can communicate in other ways to find out what's happening. Who is the person bringing talent into Charlotte?
At 9:54pm on March 17, 2009, Eric B. said…
Come check out the Carolina Musicians Group!
http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/group/carolinasmusiciansgroup

We hope to see you there!
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