Marvin F. Cockrell & Focus
One of St. Louis’ musical treasures. As a pianist and composer of smooth jazz, Marvin is a well-known, loved, and respected musician locally and nationally. Whether performing as a solo artist for a small group or filling a theatre with his band, Focus, Marvin has entertained audiences from the St. Louis area and throughout the country. Listeners call him eclectic and energetic with a style of music that has no boundaries. He captivates his audience with R&B, Blues, and Jazz, and has the same lasting effect when he performs the sounds of “Smooth Jazz” in the venues inside and outside of the St. Louis area. To his credit, Marvin has produced four hot smooth jazz CDs and one inspiration CD. His original compositions are sensuous, with a deep spirit of emotion. For the past 13 years, Marvin and his band, Focus, have been headliners for Fermata Entertainment’s Annual Smooth Jazz Concert held in August. Marvin is the composer of the hit song and video, St. Louis Bounce an up tempo song that celebrates St. Louis. The St. Louis Bounce video showcases the richly diverse culture and many unique attractions of St. Louis. The song and video is featured on the Explore St. Louis website.