Marvin F. Cockrell & Focus
Marvin F. Cockrell is a St. Louis acclaimed smooth jazz pianist, composer, and leader of the band, Focus. Marvin is no secret to the Metro East area. He is creating a paradigm shift in the jazz arena bringing a new era to the world of jazz. His music is hot, powerful, full of energy, yet smooth, and truly epitomizes what original smooth jazz should be. Whether performing as a solo artist for private events or corporate organizations, Marvin has entertained audiences from the St. Louis area and throughout the United States for several years. Marvin has four smooth jazz CDs and one inspirational CD to his credit. In the city of St. Louis, Marvin’s playing is a fixture in the church community. Marvin and his band, Focus, have been headliners for Fermata Entertainment’s Annual Smooth Jazz Concert for the past 13 years held every August. Marvin is also the composer of the hit song and video, St. Louis Bounce, featured on the Explore St. Louis website.