Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation
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“Marcus Roberts displays the kind of ambidextrous skills at the piano that have separated him from the pack since he first hit.” –JazzTimes
Jazz pianist/composer Marcus Roberts rose to prominence with the Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bands, then with his own trio and as a classical soloist. Perhaps best known for his entirely new approach to jazz trio performance, his critically acclaimed legacy of recorded music reflects his tremendous versatility as an artist, with works for solo piano, duets and trio arrangements of jazz standards as well as original suites of music, large ensemble works and symphony orchestra recordings. An inspired mentor to younger musicians, his 11-piece ensemble the Modern Jazz Generation features his trio (with bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis) along with many of his protégés.