Marcus Roberts

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Birthday
7, 1963
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL

About

Blind jazz artist who gained recognition as a stride pianist. He was firmly rooted in pre-1950 jazz and was known for his walking basslines.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind from which Ray Charles graduated.

Trivia

He became known for his longstanding collaboration with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis who gave him his first big break.

Family Life

He was greatly influenced growing up by the music of the local church and his mother's gospel singing.

Associated With

He was heralded for his interpretations of Thelonious Monk and the creative dissonance he brought to Monk classics.