Stay Woke by Mark G. Meadows Featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017 Tumblr Reply

c4yo_-hvcae8jlgA video of Stay Woke, a piece from To the People by Mark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano), was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017’s Tumblr. Ben Naddaff-Hafrey of NPR Music comments on the piece, “The Washington, D.C., group matches the urgency of its message about political consciousness (most visible in Isaac “Deacon Izzy” Bell’s verse) with equally fiery improvisations from Meadows on piano and John Lee on guitar.”

Mark G. Meadows Presents Band Together at The Lemon Bowl in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 18 Reply

unnamedMark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) will host an event of songwriting, healing, and philanthropy with vocalist and rapper Deacon Izzy at The Lemon Bowl in Washington D.C., on February 18 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Meadows and Deacon Izzy will be donating 15 percent of the ticket proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Mr. Meadows will also be donating a portion of his February ticket sales to the American Civil Liberties Union. More…

Mark G. Meadows Named DC’s Composer of the Year by Washington City Paper Reply

unnamedMark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) has been named D.C.’s Composer of the Year by the Washington City Paper. His recent album, To The People, was named Album of the Year by the Washington City Paper and 2nd Best D.C. Album by Capitol Bop. Find more information and purchase To the People here. Additionally, Mr. Meadows will be arranging pieces for Duke Ellington High School’s The Mellow Tones to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra and Grammy- Award winning artist Ledesi on Friday-Saturday, February 24-25 at 8:00 pm at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Find tickets and more information here. Mr. Meadows other upcoming performances include: More…

Mike Gary and Rachel Winder to Perform at An Die Musik Live! on January 31 Reply

1470271819655_mobilelargeMike Gary, a senior studying jazz guitar in the studios of Blake Meister and Gary Thomas, and saxophonist Rachel Winder (’14, Jazz Saxophone) will be performing at An die Musik Live! in Baltimore on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm in a program titled Peabody Jazz Students, Alumni & Friends. More information and tickets available here.

Mark G. Meadows to Perform at Caton Castle, The Hamilton, and Marcus Restaurant in December Reply

unnamedMark G. Meadows (KSAS BA ’11, Psychology; GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) has several upcoming performances this month including: performing with the Wane Escoffrey Quintet at Caton Castle in Baltimore, Md on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:00 pm, performing alongside Kurt Elling and Till Brönner at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 pm, and performing with The JoGo Project at the Marcus Restaurant of the MGM National Harbor hotel in Oxon Hill, Md on Thursday, Dec 22 at 7:00 pm.