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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Marcus Roberts Trio

Founded in 1995, Marcus Roberts Trio is known around the world for their signature virtuosic trio style, 15 years later. They have an entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. Although the piano is typically the focus of most jazz trios, in the Marcus Roberts Trio, all musicians share equally in shaping the direction of the music through changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form, through a system of musical cues. One of the most enjoyable aspects of a Marcus Roberts Trio concert is how apparent it is that these three musicians are really having fun playing together.