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Marcus Roberts


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Born: 1963/08/07
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida
Genres: Jazz, Pop

Marcus Roberts (born August 7, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz pianist who has achieved fame as a stride pianist committed to celebrating classic standards and jazz traditions. Roberts has also distinguished his solos by accompanying himself with walking basslines. He thus creates a more two-fisted style than is found elsewhere in modern jazz, and his basslines are also convincingly spontaneous. Roberts interprets Thelonious Monk, bringin creative dissonances to Monk's compositions. Blind since his youth, he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, Florida, alma mater of another distinguished musician, Ray Charles. Roberts began playing pi... Continue Bio >>


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