03/25/09

Marcus Roberts Announces Spring/Summer Tour Schedule

Pianist and composer Marcus Roberts has confirmed a series of performances for the spring and summer. The Marcus Roberts Trio, featuring Jason Marsalis (drums) and Roland Guerin (bass), will be augmented by high school jazz bands to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The trio will perform work from the new record on selected dates. The tour wraps up in New York City with multiple performances at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 7th through July 12th.

On New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1, Roberts interprets the work of greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.

Tour Schedule

3/26-27
Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival
(w/ high school jazz bands)

3/28
Savannah, GA
Savannah Music Festival, performing the Gershwin songbook (w/ Sebastian Knauer)

3/29
Reston, VA
Reston Community Center (Marcus Roberts Trio)

4/2-4
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Symphony (w/ the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Spano)

4/5
Savannah, GA
Savannah Music Festival, Performing Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” (w/ the Marcus Roberts Trio & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

4/9
Livermore, CA
Livermore Performing Arts Center (Marcus Roberts Trio)

4/11
Chico, CA
California State University: Laxson Auditorium (Marcus Roberts Trio)

4/25
La Jolla, CA
La Jolla Music Society: Birch North Park Theater (Marcus Roberts Trio)

5/8
Chicago, IL
Jazz at Symphony Center, performing “Deep in the Shed: A Blues Suite” (w/ Jason Marsalis on drums, Roland Guerin on bass, Marcus Printup on trumpet, Ronald Westray on trombone, Wess Anderson on saxophones and Steven Riley on tenor saxophone)

7/7-12
New York, NY
Jazz @ Lincoln Center: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Marcus Roberts Trio)

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