Marcus Roberts & the Modern Jazz Generation

Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation

Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $25 ($15 students) at

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series


About Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts began teaching himself piano after losing his vision at age 5 to glaucoma and cataracts. By 21, he was touring with Wynton Marsalis, who has called him “the genius of the modern piano.” Since then, he has built his reputation as a composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator, still drawing his inspiration from traditional jazz, swing, ragtime, and blues music. The Modern Jazz Generation is a 13-piece ensemble anchored by Roberts and his regular trio bandmates: drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan. Roberts formed the group in 2013 to carry on the jazz tradition of older musicians mentoring younger players.

Pre-Performance Dinner available

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