Soprano saxophonist, Marion Meadows will be performing with the Urban Jazz Coalition at the 2023 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. Meadows is an American saxophonist and composer whose sound is rooted in contemporary jazz and adult contemporary R&B. He developed a trademark sharp-edged yet warm, sweet tone with a consummate sense of lyricism. He made his leader debut with 1990's For Lovers Only and almost immediately became a staple on smooth jazz radio. Urban Jazz Coalition has electrified audiences for years performing their unique and energetic blend of R&B/Jazz/Fusion at a multitude of prominent jazz festivals around the country. JazzTimes Magazine award winning columnist, Brian Soergel, has described the Urban Jazz Coalition sound as “flush with rhythmic grooves, funky bass lines, and beautiful melodies”.