About Marcus Roberts
The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style – a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. This trio has an entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. The group was founded in 1995, and 15 years later, they are known around the world for their signature trio style. Roberts’ vision of the jazz trio grew rapidly following the selection of drummer Jason Marsalis for the drum chair in 1994 (when Jason was just 17). Bassist Rodney Jordan is the most recent addition to the trio and his profound musical intelligence has already left its mark on the trio’s sound.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Marcus Roberts Trio’s all-acoustic set at Wigmore Hall was delivered with pin-drop dynamics….Roles were fluid, with bassist Rodney Jordan having freedom to roam and initiate.…Themes were starting points for dialogue that rarely ended up in the same place – sudden accelerations, counterpoints and odd time signatures were just some of the surprise twists – and the sparse beats of drummer Jason Marsalis were full of contemporary edge and implication. This is an organic trio.”
—Mike Hobart, Financial Times of London