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CALENDAR AND EVENTS


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Marcus D. Williams
Gulfview Boulevard



Marcus D. Williams - Gulfview Boulevard




Marcus D. Williams - Retro Blue

Paris Underground audio clip


Marcus Williams and Randy Lema - Jazz Duo

Guitar, Bass, and Vocals


Marcus Williams and Randy Lema are an exciting duo that performs instrumental and vocal jazz standards and contemporary music in the Washington, D.C. area.
Their eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, pop and world provides the right music and atmosphere for any occasion.

Marcus D. Williams Group

For concert and club performances, Marcus and Randy are joined by Adam Williams on drums, Barbara Fakoury, Meritxell Negre or Lisa Grant Duguid on vocals,
Russell Lyles on alto saxophone, and Rob Maletick on tenor saxophone, for a dynamic group sound.


The Marcus Williams Trio

For small venues such as restaurants, cafes, living room concerts, receptions, cocktail parties, and small clubs, the Marcus Williams Trio, featuring Randy Lema, on bass and vocals, and Adam Williams, drums, can provide an ambiance that enhances any occasion. Our renditions of vocal jazz and pop standards, cabaret, Brazilian, and world music provide an appealing and diverse musical experience.

Also available are instrumental ensembles including trio (guitar, bass, drums), or quartet (saxophone, guitar, bass, drums). This line-up can provide background music for your reception, restaurant, party, or any event.




  • Hear Gulfview Boulevard
    on RadioJazzPlus online from
    Montreal, Quebec





    Venues and Performances of Note:

    Corcoran Gallery of Art, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, US Capitol, National Portrait Gallery, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Fete de la Musique (Washington, DC), WHUT-TV Christmas special, Alexandria Arts Festival, Fairfax County Fair "Celebrate Fairfax", Ft. Ward Park Amphitheater,The Torpedo Factory (Alexandria), Market Salamander, Amerigo Restaurant, Coyote Grille, Bangkok Blues, Borders Books and Music stores, Barnes and Noble, Hyatt Regency Fair Lakes, Bahamas Embassy, Organization of American States.


    C A L E N D A R

    Please follow this link to www.myspace.com for current calendar events


    Special Appearance: Marcus Williams with the Moonlighters,
    The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

    Marcus will be playing electric bass with the Moonlighters blues band on Tuesday, July 6, 2004, from 6pm-7pm, on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
    There will be a simultaneous video webcast from the Kennedy Center's website connected to this link.
    The performance will be archived on the Millennium Stage website indefinitely. Take a look.
  • The Millennium Stage


    Special Appearance: Marcus Williams with the Moonlighters,
    The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

    Marcus will be playing electric bass with the Moonlighters blues band on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, from 6pm-7pm, on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
    There will be a simultaneous video webcast from the Kennedy Center's website connected to this link.

    There will be a simultaneous video webcast from the Kennedy Center's website connected to this link.
    The performance will be archived on the Millennium Stage website indefinitely. Take a look.
  • The Millennium Stage


    Marcus & Lisa and Friends,
    with Randy Lema on acoustic and electric bass, Adam Williams on drums.
    Bangkok Blues Restaurant & Bar, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 7:30-10:30pm,
    926 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046. 703-534-0096. We'll be performing our usual cool jazz as well as R&B, Brazilian, and pop standards. $4 cover.


    Marcus & Lisa Quartet,
    with Randy Lema on acoustic and electric bass, and Adam Williams on drums.
    Bangkok Blues Restaurant & Bar, Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 7:30-10:30pm,
    926 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046. 703-534-0096. We'll be performing our usual cool jazz as well as R&B, Brazilian, and pop standards. $4 cover.


    Special Appearance: Marcus Williams with the Moonlighters,
    The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

    Marcus will be playing electric bass with the Moonlighters blues band on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, from 6pm-7pm, on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
    There will be a simultaneous video webcast from the Kennedy Center's website connected to this link.
    The performance will be archived on the Millennium Stage website indefinitely. Take a look.
  • The Millennium Stage



    Marcus & Lisa and Friends,
    with Randy Lema on acoustic and electric bass, and Bubbles Dean on drums.
    Bangkok Blues Restaurant & Bar, Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 7:30-10:30pm,
    926 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046. 703-534-0096. We'll be performing our usual cool jazz as well as R&B, Brazilian, and pop standards. $5 cover.


    The Marcus & Lisa Trio-Jazz Dinner,
    featuring Randy Lema on acoustic bass.
    Sunday, March 12, 2006, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Coyote Grille & Cantina,
    Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Amerigo Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    Friday, June 9, and June 16, 2006 from 7:00-9:00pm. 703-893-4937.


    Marcus & Lisa and Friends at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Saturday, June 10, 2006, from 2:30-3:30pm. Fairfax County Government Center.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Amerigo Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    Friday, July 14, 28, 2006 from 7:00-9:00pm. 703-893-4937.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Amerigo Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    Friday, August 11, 18, 2006 from 6:30-8:30pm. 703-893-4937.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Sign of the Whale Restaurant, Loehmans Plaza, Falls Church, VA
    Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, 6:30-9:30pm.

    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz. Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm, Sept.27,2006,
    Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on two Thursdays in October from 6:30-9:30pm, on
    Oct. 12 and 26, 2006, at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on two Thursdays in November from 6:30-9:30pm, on
    Nov 16 and 29, 2006, at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on two Thursdays in January, 2007 from 6:30-9:30pm, on
    Jan.18 and 25, 2007, at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, February 8, 2007 from 6:30-9:30pm,
    at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Valentine Jazz Dinner, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, 6:30-9:30pm,
    Coyote Grille & Cantina,Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on two Thursdays in March, 2007. March 1st and 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm,
    at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Jazz Dinner, Monday, April 2, 2007, 6:00-9:00 pm,
    Coyote Grille & Cantina, Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Willow Restaurant,
    4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, April 21, 2007, from 7:30 to 9:40 pm.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Mothers Day Jazz Brunch, Sunday May 13, 2007, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Coyote Grille & Cantina,Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, May 17, and 24, 2007, at Willow Restaurant,
    4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Willow Restaurant,
    4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    Marcus Williams,

    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, August 9th, 2007, from 6:30-9:30pm,
    at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.



    The Marcus Williams Trio,
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    We'll be performing on Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 6:30-9:30pm,
    at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 703-465-8800.



    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, October 6, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.



    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, November 24, 2007, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Ocean M Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    On Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, 2008, from 7:00-9:00 pm. 703-734-3474.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, January 26, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Ocean M Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    On Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2008, from 7:00-9:00 pm. 703-734-3474.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Valentine Jazz Dinner, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2008, 6:30-9:30pm,
    Coyote Grille & Cantina,Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Ocean M Restaurant, 1381-A Beverly Rd, McLean, VA.
    On Wednesday March 5,Tuesday March 11, Thursday March 20, Wednesday March 26, 2008, from 7:00-9:00 pm. 703-734-3474.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz. I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy. Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va. Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Neisha Thai Restaurant, 4445 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC
    Friday, May 2, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 pm. (202) 966-7088

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar, vocals, and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Jazz Brunch and CD release of Gulfview Boulevard
    Sunday, June 1, 2008, 11:30am - 2pm.
    Coyote Grille & Cantina,Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards, R&B, and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, July 19, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards, R&B, and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, Aug 9, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

    Marcus Williams/Randy Lema, jazz guitar, vocals, and acoustic bass duo
    Jazz standards and contemporary jazz.
    Jazz Brunch and CD release of Gulfview Boulevard
    Sunday, Aug 17, 2008, 11:30am - 2pm.
    Coyote Grille & Cantina,Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards, R&B, and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, September 27, 2008, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.


    Marcus Williams Trio featuring Randy Lema, bass, and Barbara Fakoury, vocals,
    ,
    Valentine's Day Jazz Wine Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, with three seatings. Reservations required. Coyote Grille & Cantina,
    Main Street Marketplace (10266 Main St., Fairfax, VA) 703-591-0006.


    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards, R&B, and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.



    Marcus Williams,
    Jazz guitar standards, R&B, and contemporary jazz.
    I'll be performing at Thai-Mex Restaurant 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy.
    Nellysford, VA 22958 near Wintergreen, Va.
    Saturday, March 14, 2009, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

    Please follow this link to www.myspace.com for my current calendar of events






    RETRO BLUE, PARIS UNDERGROUND and
    JAZZ, ROMANCE, AND PASSION



    "Retro Blue" will take you back with jazz standards and your favorite R&B tunes from yesterday, but with a contemporary twist.
    "Paris Underground" takes you to the Paris of yesterday and today in a melange of musical genres. Enjoy standards and contemporary selections with soundscapes from Paris.
    "Jazz, Romance and Passion" has an eclectic mix of jazz,
    contemporary, and world music.
    On sale now at the following locations in the "jazz" section
    or "local music" section under either Marcus Williams
    or Marcus and Lisa:




    Also available at Amazon.com under Music
    and at www.cdbaby.com


    Jazz, Romance, and Passion is also available at Barnes and Noble Books and Music,
    Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA, Borders Books and Music stores at Bailey’s Crossroads, VA,
    White Flint (Rockville, MD), and Pentagon Centre/Arlington, VA in the “Local Music”,
    “Local Artists” or “Jazz” sections.

  • RETRO BLUE

    "[Blue Bossa] is a great new track from their new CD, Retro Blue."

    --Al Santos, WJZW-105.9, Washington, D.C.

    PARIS UNDERGROUND

    "I was pleased to see a favorite of mine, Sting's "Bring on the Night" being sung by a Lisa Grant Duguid's high-ranging voice."

    --Colin Flanigan, Pitch Magazine

    Marcus and Lisa's new CD, Retro Blue has jazz standards, and contemporary selections: Dindi, Baby Come to Me, The Thrill Is Gone, Retro Blue, Blue Bossa, Ain't Misbehavin', Save the Best for Last, Mysterious, Oo Baby, Baby, Come Sunday, Sugar, Night Cats, I Can See Clearly Now.
    Retro Blue:$12.99 plus $2.00 mailing/handling

    Paris Underground takes the sounds of yesterday's jazz and brings you Paris soundscapes in these selections: Perdido, Toll-Free Lili, We Sleep to Dream, Paris Underground, The Boulevard, Someone to Watch Over Me, Four on Six, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You, Tenderly, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Paris Nights, Bring on the Night, We Sleep to Dream.
    Paris Underground:$12.99 plus $2.00 mailing/handling

    To purchase recordings or for bookings, please contact Marcus Williams below at marcar@erols.com or at (703)280-4286.


    ORDER CONTACT INFORMATION: marcar@erols.com

    or ORDER through AMAZON.COM from the link to the left.

    Marcus in Siebnen, Switzerland, entertaining at Marianne and Peter Vogrin's house

    The Duo at Coyote Grille and Cantina.

    Marcus at Coyote Grille and Cantina.


    Marcus at the Fairfax Fair



    Marcus & Lisa Quartet at the Kenwood Country Club, DC Dermatology Society Reception

    The Marcus Williams Trio performs at a wedding reception held at an I.M. Pei house in Washington, D.C.


    Marcus performing with the Moonlighters at the Kennedy Center. See the video.
  • The Millennium Stage video footage


  • The Marcus & Lisa Trio at Georgetown Harbor for Fete de la Musique


    Tatjana Stowell, owner of Coyote Grille with her instrument friend



    Marcus & Lisa and Friends at Bangkok Blues
    Lisa sings "Watch What Happens".


    Marcus in New Orleans with Bill Solley and Kim Prevost, the guitar and vocals jazz duo, and winners of the BET Jazz Discovery Award, 1999.

    Evening Exchange, WHUT-TV, Washington, D.C.
    Marcus & Lisa and Friends at the Courtyard Concert Cafe
    Marcus & Lisa at Borders Cafe
    in Fairfax, VA, May, 2000