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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Roberts Trio, Sep 28

Jacksonville Symphony Celebrates the Start of a New Season with Hometown Artist Marcus Roberts Jazz Trio

It’s not very often that we are able to bring a hometown artist to the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage. But on September 28, the will do just that when we celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 season with pianist and his Jazz Trio.  Marcus Roberts lost his sight when he was just 5 years old. He doesn’t have many memories of vision, but does clearly remember how much he loved hearing the sound of a piano. In an interview with Jazztimes, he explains one of the reasons why his fingers were drawn to the keys of a piano. “Looking back, …

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Marcus Roberts Coming Home to The Florida Theatre

Genius comes in many forms and influences along the way count, especially when a young, budding little boy loses his sight from glaucoma and cataracts at 5 years of age and his mother’s impact as a gospel singer takes hold. Music lifted this child into a world of brightness and lit the spark of genius. The personal influence of this child’s Mother gave him the support and guidance he needed building a foundation from which he  exploded in talent after immersing himself with the notes and music of Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, John Coltraine, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll …

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