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Marcus Roberts

MARCUS ROBERTS AND THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION

Marcus Roberts, p
Rodney Jordan, b
Jason Marsalis, dr
Tim Blackmon, Jr., tp
Joe Goldberg, cl & as
Stephen Riley, ts
Ricardo Pascal, ts & ss
Tissa Khosla, bs & ts
Corey Wilcox, tb


Herlin Riley
Jason Marsalis
Shannon Powell

NEW ORLEANS GROOVE MASTERS: HERLIN RILEY, JASON MARSALIS, SHANNON POWELL

Herlin Riley, dr
Jason Marsalis, dr
Shannon Powell, dr
Roderick Paulin, sax
David Torkanowsy, p
Jason Weaver, b


MARCUS ROBERTS AND THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION

Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where his mother’s gospel singing and the music of the local church left a lasting impact on his own musical style. After losing his sight at age five, he began teaching himself to play piano. Roberts later went on to study classical piano at Florida State University. Roberts toured with Wynton Marsalis starting at age 21 for six years, when he left to tour and record with his own band. Roberts’ critically-acclaimed legacy of recorded music reflects his tremendous versatility as an artist; his recordings include solo piano, duets, and trio arrangements of jazz standards as well as original suites of music, large ensemble works, and symphony orchestra recordings. Roberts’ release of “New Orleans Meets Harlem, Volume 1” in 2009 was the first on his new label, J-Master Records. Since then, he has released a very popular holiday recording, “Celebrating Christmas”, a nonet recording of an original suite, “Deep in the Shed: A Blues Suite” (2012), a collaborative CD of the Marcus Roberts Trio with Béla Fleck called “Across the Imaginary Divide”, and in 2013, three critically acclaimed CDs—“From Rags to Rhythm”, “Together Again: Live in Concert”, and “Together Again: In the Studio”. In 2014, Roberts released another suite of all-original music, called “Romance, Swing, and the Blues”. Roberts is an accomplished composer who has received numerous commissioning awards. Most recently, he was commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Savannah Music Festival to write his first piano concerto—“Spirit of the Blues: Piano Concerto in C-Minor”. The concerto was premiered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Robert Spano in 2013. Roberts has since performed with orchestras all over the world. Finally, Roberts has long been dedicated to the training and development of younger musicians. In May 2014, Roberts many contributions to the field of music were acknowledged through the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. All of this hard work and experience came together in 2012 with the founding of a completely new band—The Modern Jazz Generation, who released their first CD in October of 2014. With each year that passes, you can count on Marcus Roberts tackling something new.


NEW ORLEANS GROOVE MASTERS: HERLIN RILEY, JASON MARSALIS, SHANNON POWELL

Herlin Riley

Herlin Riley was born February 15, 1957, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began playing the drums at age three. Herlin was a member of Ahmad Jamal’s group from 1984 through 1987. He has recorded with Marcus Roberts, Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., George Benson, Benny Wallace, Mark Whitifield, among others. In the spring of 1988, he joined Wynton Marsalis’ touring and recording group, which he performed with through its disbanding in late 1994. He also performed on the first Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra United States tour in the fall of 1992, performing the music of Duke Ellington. Herlin is a regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Center. He has released two recordings as a leader. Herlin Riley is one of those rare jazz masters, who’ll truly “swing anything”.

Jason Marsalis

From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz. In 1995, Marsalis ascended to the drum throne of a new group lead by virtuoso pianist and former sideman for Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts. Jason is well known for his prodigal drumming and, since 2000, he has been a mainstay on the New Orleans scene as a bandleader from the vibraphone chair as well. His playing is unique; drawing from a wide range of influences.

Shannon Powell

Shannon Powell is a highly sought after drummer and percussionist who has achieved international acclaim for his commanding technique and style.He grew up in New Orleans and is at once a traditional jazz and modern jazz musician. He played and/or recorded with musicians like Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Dr. John, John Scofield, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Adams, Snooks Eaglin and many others. Powell is considered a leading force on the traditional jazz circuit and also serves as an educator and clinician. Shannon Powell plays the most solid, swingin' and stylistically simpatico rhythms to be found anywhere on the planet.

Konzerte M. Roberts

Di. 26.4.2016, 19.30 Uhr
Mi. 27.4.2016, 22.00 Uhr
Do. 28.4.2016, 19.30 Uhr
Fr. 29.4.2016, 22.00 Uhr
Sa. 30.4.2016, 19.30 Uhr

(Türöffnung:
1. Konzert 19.00 Uhr /
2. Konzert 21.30 Uhr)

Eintrittspreis: CHF 48.-

Konzerte New Orleans Groove Masters

Di. 26.4.2016, 22.00 Uhr
Mi. 27.4.2016, 19.30 Uhr
Do. 28.4.2016, 22.00 Uhr
Fr. 29.4.2016, 19.30 Uhr
Sa. 30.4.2016, 22.00 Uhr

(Türöffnung:
1. Konzert 19.00 Uhr /
2. Konzert 21.30 Uhr)

Eintrittspreis: CHF 48.-

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