05/14/12

Béla Fleck, Marcus Roberts Trio to Release Album, Tour

Collaboration followed impromptu jam at festival

Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will join with the Marcus Roberts Trio—Roberts (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass) and Jason Marsalis (drums)—for a collaborative album and tour. The album, Across the Imaginary Divide, will be released June 5 on Rounder Records, produced by Fleck and Roberts.

The project had its roots at a Savannah Music Festival jam session when Fleck performed with the trio in front of a small audience. All agreed to reconvene in the studio and to tour.

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Bela Fleck in performance at Litchfield Jazz Festival 2010
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Bela Fleck
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Marcus Roberts Trio (Rodney Jordan, Roberts, Jason Marsalis)

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Tour Dates
5/23 Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA
5/25 Jacksonville Jazz Festival – Jacksonville, FL
5/27 Delfest – Cumberland, MD
5/28 Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME
5/30 World Guitar Festival – Quebec City, CAN
6/1 Discover Jazz Festival – Burlington, VT
6/2 Avalon Theater – Easton, MD
6/3 Infinity – Norfolk, CT
6/5 - 6/10 Blue Note – New York, NY
6/22 Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO
8/4 Caramoor Festival - Katonah, NY
8/29 -9/1 Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
9/2 Music Festival - Moab, UT
9/4 Opera House - Napa, CA
9/6 - 9/9 Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA
9/20 One World Theater - Austin, TX
9/21 Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
9/22 Dosey Doe - Houston, TX
9/23 Jazz Festival - San Antonio, TX
10/19 Royal Conservatory of Music - Toronto, CAN
10/20 Manchester Craftmen's Guild - Pittsburgh, PA
11/8 Carolina Theater - Durham, NC
11/9 University of Georgia -Athens, GA
11/10 Rialto Theater -Atlanta, GA
11/23 Center for the Arts -Scottsdale, AZ

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