Thoroughly steeped in jazz (and classical) history, pianist-composer Marcus Roberts regularly taps tradition and his own vibrant imagination to create luminous, timeless music that spans generations. A Jacksonville native, Roberts was 21 when he joined the band of jazz's most prominent traditionalist, Wynton Marsalis, and played with him for a half-dozen years before moving on to a versatile career that has run the gamut from solo and small-group performance to big bands and philharmonics. Roberts's superb, longstanding trio (Roland Guerin on bass, Jason Marsalis on drums)... More >>>