Wednesday May 15
New Orleans music 'Hot Picks' for Sunday, May 19, 2013: Jason Marsalis and more
Jason Marsalis, the youngest of the brothers, cut his teeth on drums. He's still a first-rate jazz drummer, as evidenced by his work with the Marcus Roberts Trio and, at a recent awards banquet, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
The Marcus Roberts Trio with B la Fleck grace the Garde
Artists such as Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck routinely cast musical spells the rest of us could never have conceived - and instead gratefully devour.
The List for Thursday, May 9
2. Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio: The banjoist with nominations in more Grammy categories than anyone and 14 Grammy Awards joins forces with one of today's greatest jazz ensembles.
10 About Town 3/7 - 3/10
A weekend loaded with musical entertainment kicks off strong Thursday at the Bijou Theatre with BA©la Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio.
Roberts performs dizzying jazz tribute to Jelly Roll Morton
Everything old really is new again. Jazz piano great Marcus Roberts started his tribute to New Orleans jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton on Sunday night at Seven Days of Opening Nights with introductory remarks that also served as fair warning to what was about to happen on the stage.