Marcus Roberts Jazz Series
About this Performance
Founded in 1995, the Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style—a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. This trio has an entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. It’s truly organic. Joining pianist Roberts are bassist Rodney Jordan and the uniquely talented Jason Marsalis on drums.
Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center
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More about Marcus Roberts
The group’s creator, Marcus Roberts has received awards from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Chamber Music America and most recently from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a piano concerto he composed that will premiere soon.
Marcus Roberts grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where his mother’s gospel singing and the music of the local church left a lasting impact on his own musical style. After losing his sight at age five, he began teaching himself to play piano a few years later. He had his first formal lessons at age twelve. Roberts studied classical piano at Florida State University with Leonidus Lipovetsky. While at Florida State, Roberts won the first of many competitions and awards garnered over the years. At age 21, he began touring with Wynton Marsalis and stayed for over six years.
Roberts’ critically-acclaimed legacy of recorded music reflects his tremendous versatility as an artist and includes solo piano, duets and trio arrangements of jazz standards as well as original suites of music, large ensemble works, and symphony orchestra recordings (beginning with his Grammy-nominated Portraits in Blue, Sony Classical, 1996). He premiered his ground-breaking arrangement of Gershwin’s “Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra” with the New Japan Philharmonic and with the Berlin Philharmonic for their annual Wäldbuhne concert.
Learn more at http://www.marcusroberts.com/trio
Prix-fixe, Pre-Show Dining in 1906
Make a reservation for a prix-fixe, pre-performance dinner, in our fine dining restaurant, 1906. Three gourmet courses, $41. Reservations can be made via opentable.com or by calling 610.388.1000.