The Bainbridge State College Carter Arts & Lecture Series committee is pleased to announce its first music-related event in the series.
Jazz musician and pianist, Marcus Roberts, along with his trio, will be performing at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. As with all the Carter Arts & Lecture Series events, they are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry.
Marcus Roberts was born in Jacksonville (Fla.). Blind since the age of five due to glaucoma and cataracts, he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Fla.—the alma mater for distinguished musician, Ray Charles.
Roberts began teaching himself to play piano at an early age and then studied the instrument with pianist Leonidas Lipovetsky while attending Florida State University.
His piano style is based on the entire history of jazz. Roberts’ “deep soul” character and talent has lead him to be honored on a segment of CBS News television show 60 Minutes in 2014.
Most notably, he is known for the development of an entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. He is dedicated to the training and development of younger musicians. All of his work and experience came together in 2012, with the founding of the new band—The Modern Jazz Generation.
For more information on the 3rd Annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series, visit www.bainbridge.edu.