With Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums
A leading and, in some ways, unparalleled piano trio, formed by three top representatives of their instruments, the Marcus Roberts Trio is one of the easiest recommendations in jazz. Anyone interested in piano jazz, or in the larger genre itself, should not hesitate to reserve a seat with us for this series. Featuring Marcus Roberts, Rodney Jordan, and Jason Marsalis, the group plays originals and versions of standards that are full of surprises, yet somehow always accessible. Few groups manage to so constantly display creativity and virtuosity without at some point getting mired by uncomfortable or questionable abstractions, but the Marcus Roberts Trio, action-packed and always tasteful, is as solid as they come.
The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival showcases an array of up-and-coming musicians alongside some of today’s most established jazz masters.