WASHINGTON DC: Jazz Artist and Entrepreneur Marcus Johnson Debuts His New Book, For The Love Of ... “Living The Journey Of Life with Intention, Love, Passion, And Happiness!”

A schedule of events in the Metropolitan Washington area to meet Marcus Johnson and have one’s book signed makes connecting easier for fans.
Nationally renowned jazz musician, producer and entrepreneur Marcus Johnson is pleased to announce the March 2017 release of his debut book, For The Love Of... “Living The Journey Of Life With Intention, Love, Passion, And Happiness!”  Marcus' first book dives deep into the life lessons he has learned while working to make his dreams a reality. He has created a formula for success in the music, wine, and lifestyle industries and For the Love Of... is a collection of essays discussing strategies that helped him cope with the highs and lows of his journey.  This motivational new “life manual” is priced at $14.95 US/$16.95 CAN and is available where books are sold including Amazon, and at Marcus Johnson’s website, www.flobrands.com
 “I am committed to using my talents to help artists and others to unlock the purpose that lies within,” says Marcus Johnson.  “Furthermore, my goal is to use my “keyboard pulpit” to spread the word about faith and the fact that all things are possible through dreaming, planning, executing, listening, and learning.”
Marcus' passion and drive has allowed him to stay afloat in cutthroat industries, and ultimately achieve success, despite venturing into saturated markets.  Along the way, he encountered many obstacles and faced numerous pitfalls that almost cost him his sense of self.  Forging ahead against the grain, Marcus eventually fell into his groove and began to find joy, while working his way around countless roadblocks on his path to success.  His successes andfailures have made him an insightful and dynamic motivational speaker/lecturer who engages audiences around the country at venues, including the Microsoft Small Business Weekly Conference, the AARP Life Reimagined Conference, the EPA, Cornell University, Copyright Alliance, Black MBA Association, and Harvard Law School.  Marcus Johnson is thrilled to provide practical strategies and techniques that will inspire his readers to discover their purpose, pursue their passion, and stay the course despite perceived challenges.  For the Love Of... will inspire, motivate, and empower readers to take charge of their life.

Marcus Johnson is an award-winning, Billboard Chart-topping, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist, entrepreneur, and self-empowerment advocate.  A Georgetown University JD/ MBA, Marcus has created a formula for success.  He challenges us all to live a life that most imagine only in their dreams. He believes that investing in the community and within each of us is the best way to solve the problems and questions facing humanity: Why are we here? What is our purpose? The answers: To Dream! To Plan! To Execute! To Listen and Learn! These are the core points of his cycle of success. When Marcus is not dreaming, planning, doing, and reflecting, he speaks publicly on a range of topics, hosts a radio show, and regularly performs his original music on stages both domestic and abroad. An entrepreneur, Marcus is CEO and Founder of FLO (For the Love of) Brands, which houses his most recent venture, FLO Wine, LLC, and has enabled him to combine his passion for music with his love of good wine. USA Today included FLO Wine on its list of Top 10 Celebrity Wines (http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/best-of-food-and-wine/wine/2014/03/06/best-celebrity-wine-lines/6116673/).  Please visit www.flobrands.com and www.reverbnation.com/marcusjohnsonmusic for a more complete picture of this creative and inspiring performer, artist, businessman, and author.

A list of upcoming events in the DC area to meet Marcus Johnson and purchase a copy of For The Love of … are as follows:
  • Saturday, March 4th: An evening with Marcus Johnson at Agora Downtown Coffee Shop, which is located at 520 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. This event is free and open to the public.  FLO Wine will be available for purchase at the bar.
    • Schedule format:
      • 4:00pm - 4:20pm - Meet and Greet
      • 4:30pm - 4:50pm - Solo Performance
      • 5:00pm - 5:40pm - Conversation/Q&A
      • 5:40pm - 6:00pm - Book Signing
Tuesday, March 7th: Book Reading and Signing at the Alexandria Black History Museum, which is located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.  This event is free and open to the public.
    • Schedule format:
      • 7:00pm - 8:00pm –Conversation with Marcus Johnson & Book Reading
      • 8:00pm - 8:30pm –Book Signing
 Thursday, March 9th:Book Reading and Signing at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, which is located at 1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.  This event is free and open to the public.  Additional information can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-marcus-johnson-tickets-32350485172
    • Schedule format:
      • 6:30pm – 8:30pm –Book Reading & Signing