• ​A multi-talented force of sound that ushers forth a unique musical conceptualization with a genre all their own.
  • Sony Innovators Award (1988) winner
  • Toured and recorded with major label legends such as Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Jaheim, Ashford and Simpson, Kenny Garrett, and more.
  • "Overdrive," from their newly released album has been a chart topper, recently hitting the Billboard #1 spot.

Top Shelf

Schedule of events

Friday August 12
Elmira Clemens Center concert hall
An evening of Jazz with Marcus Johnson

6:00 Reception

Food provided by CJP Bistro no charge

Cash Bar by Clemens Center

7:00 - 9:00 performance 

Saturday August 13
Horseheads Thorne St Park

park opens at 1:00 for your arrival

festival performance begins at 2:00 pm

Top Shelf

JT Project

Bob Baldwin

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Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival!

The Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival is a charity event to support Economic Opportunity Program.  EOP sends a big THANK YOU to all our Sponsors.  Festival ticket proceeds benefit EOP.


Marcus Johnson

  • An urban groove sound that highlights driving piano lines.
  • Over 15 successful studio albums that receive over 5.1 million spins per year on Pandora.
  • CEO of FLO Brands, a music publishing, production, and lifestyle branding company.
  • Three distinct albums all charted Top 10 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.


Elmira / Corning, NY
Bob Baldwin!
  • International Jazz artist, recording on four different continents since the beginning of his career.
  • Sony Innovators Award (1988) winner
  • Worked with such Jazz and Pop stars including George Benson, Grover Washington Jr, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Pieces of a Dream, Phil Perry, Chuck Loeb and Chieli Minucci
  • "One of the most ubiquitous and ingenius chameleons of Contemporary Jazz"

JT Project

Bob Baldwin

  • EOP's very own Anita Lewis brings the hits with her group Top Shelf!
  • As a local favorite, Top Shelf has been opening for the Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival since its inception in 2012.
  • Anita knows how to get a show started and what the Southern Tier brings to the music scene!
Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival
all proceeds benefit Economic Opportunity Program

Friday evening, August 12, 2016​.  Saturday afternoon, August 13, 2016.