Piano virtuoso Marcus Roberts, one of the brightest lights in contemporary jazz, and his ensemble, Modern Jazz Generation, will be in residence at the University of Vermont the week of Oct. 20 and will perform at the Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. The UVM residency is co-sponsored by the Flynn Theatre.
Marcus Roberts Trio: “Celebrates Monk and Trane”
Marcus Roberts, Piano
Jason Marsalis, Drums
Rodney Jordan, Bass
Roberts lost his sight as a child, but gained incredible insight into American music — inspiring a generation of jazz musicians.
Jazz musicians are not often profiled on TV’s “60 Minutes,” but the long-running news magazine earlier this year aimed its high-profile lens at one of the best: pianist Marcus Roberts.