Marcus Roberts Trio Tour Schedule
Since 1995 the Marcus Roberts Trio has been a fixture in the jazz scene, presenting
some of the most interesting and forward-thinking music of the genre. The strong rhythm section and clever use of dynamics
and playful melodies have made both their performances and their recordings incredibly popular with jazz aficionados. If you
have yet to catch a performance by these jazz superstars, now is the time to get on top of it by taking a look at some of
their most exciting upcoming shows.
Everyone knows that Nashville, Tennessee is one of the best places in the world
for live music and this could not be more true than on New Year's Eve. On December 31, 2013 the Marcus Roberts Trio will be
ringing in the New Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville along with thousands of their most loyal fans. You would
be hard pressed to find a more exciting way to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 than by spending it at
a performance by some of the best jazz musicians in the world. Even if you can't make the New Year's Eve show, there will
be plenty of opportunities to see the Marcus Roberts Trio while they are on tour in 2014.
About the Band
Marcus Roberts Trio is made up of three incredibly talented jazz musicians, Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, and Rodney Jordan.
Marcus Roberts started the band and plays piano, but each member of the band has the opportunity to step into the spotlight,
whether it is Marcus, Rodney Jordan on the bass, or Jason Marsalis on the drums. Allowing each band member to contribute to
the texture and tone of every piece they perform allows for a complex sound which makes the audience feel like there are more
than just three performers making the sound. At the moment Marcus Roberts is focused on making the band into the best trio
in jazz but he is also exploring the idea of expanding into a septet or octet sometime in the future to add even more to their
already amazing sound. As it is, the Marcus Roberts Trio has a sound and style that is hard to adequately pin down and transcends
genre allowing for a broad appeal to much more than just hard core jazz fans.
In the nearly
twenty years of their existence the Marcus Roberts Trio has had plenty of success and drawn the admiration of music critics,
jazz lovers, and fellow musicians but it was really the release of their album New Orleans Meets Harlem that made an unforgettable
mark on the music world and so far has bee their most memorable work. December 5, 2012 saw the release of Deep in the Shed
which was actually a reworking and rerecording of a previous work from 1989 of the same name. The newer version has a much
warmer and deeper sound in addition to being available for the first time in years and allowing fans the opportunity to hear
some of Marcus Roberts' earliest compositions. Be sure to keep up to date with all of the news coming from the Marcus ROberts
Trio as they always have something exciting planned.
You have been waiting for months for
this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see the beloved Marcus Roberts Trio making his way out onto
the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the musicians prepare to play their instruments. A hush falls over the crowd as
Marcus thanks them and launches into a fan favorite or possibly a new composition. The crowd once again erupts in applause
as the band improvises exciting new parts to familiar songs, making them into a whole new musical journey. Always one to surprise
the crowd, the Marcus Roberts Trio is full of new tricks and additions to songs as well as covers of standards that will be
presented in a new way. No two shows are ever the same for Marcus Roberts as he has surrounded himself with some of the best
musicians in in all of jazz and they often add improvisational flourishes to all of your favorite songs. The high energy output
from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire night enthralled with the other worldly musicianship.
Although Rodney Jordan is the newest addition to the musical group, he has a relationship with Marcus
Roberts that goes all the way back to when they were classmates at Florida State University. Jason Marsalis joined the band
at the young age of seventeen and even then he was one of the most talented jazz drummers in the world. Marcus Roberts has
received numerous respected honors and awards including awards from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Chamber Music America, and the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.