World premiere of Spirit of the Blues: Piano Concerto in C Minor with Atlanta Symphony, Robert Spano, conducting

The Juilliard School – honorary doctor of music degree (2014)

World premiere—Spirit of the Blues: Piano Concerto in C Minor, w/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2013)

Commissioning award, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2011)

ASCAP Commissioning Award (premiered at Rose Hall) (The Sound of the Band) (2005)

Commissioning Award: N.C. Association of Jazz Educators (Journey into Swing) (2004)

Judge, Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Jacksonville, FL (2004 (2009)

Housewright Scholar, Florida State University (2003-2004)

Inducted into Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame (2003)

Artist-in-Residence (2002 Winter Olympic Games (2002)

Commissioning Award: Chamber Music America (From Rags to Rhythm) (2001)

Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award, American Federation for the Blind (1998)

National Academy of Achievement Award (1995)

Judge, Thelonious Monk Piano Competition (1993)

First Prize, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition (1987)

Young Artist’s Award, National Association of Jazz Educators (1982)


Television & Documentary Appearances

“The Virtuoso”, CBS News 60 Minutes feature story on Marcus Roberts (2014)

Redlands Bowl, Marcus Roberts Trio concert, public television (2014)

Wynton at 50, Live From Lincoln Center (2011)

Leonard Lopate Show (2009)

Tavis Smiley Show (2009)

Marciac Jazz Festival (Marcus Roberts Trio) (2009)

Marciac Jazz Festival (Marcus Roberts with Wynton Marsalis) (2008)

BBC Proms, London (Marcus Roberts Trio with Glasgow Symphony) (2007)

12,000 Parts, One Masterpiece (The Making of a Steinway Piano), Plow Productions) (2006)

Sundance Film Festival (2005)

Higher Ground (Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, Rose Theater at Lincoln Center) (2005)

Charlie Rose Show (1996, 1999, 2004, 2015)

Nightline, “Genius of Soul” broadcast (2004)

Waldbühne concert, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Euroarts Television (2003)

Piano Grand, Smithsonian Productions (2002)

Colorado Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting (1999)

The Musical Encyclopedia (Six-part educational series for children, NHK Television, (1999-2000)

Montreal Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducting (1999)

Musical Score, I’ll Make Me a World, PBS Documentary on African-American Artists (1999)

Loosely Mozart (Marcus Roberts Band and The Orchestra of St. Lukes) (1996)

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart conducting (1995)

Among Giants (Solo Piano, PBS Broadcast) (1995)