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Marcus Roberts Reprises His Seminal 1990 Release "Deep in the Shed"

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Marcus Roberts This Saturday, February 20th, award-winning jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and The Marcus Roberts Septet will perform two historic reprises of Roberts' 1990 release 'Deep in the Shed' during Tallahassee's “Seven Days of Opening Nights" concert series in Turner Auditorium at Tallahassee Community College.

“The beauty of the compositions came through clearly...carefully arranged and packed with incident and contrast, “ raved the New York Times of a 2008 performance of 'Deep in the Shed' at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

“This suite represents the beginning of my passion for developing talent, and the presence of two of my students illustrates my desire to pass this music on to the next generation...This music is special to me, and it means a lot that after twenty years, it can still be used to inspire and train upcoming jazz musicians, and still be accessible to our ever changing jazz audience, “ Roberts explains.

Roberts leads students and longtime collaborators in this revision of the suite of six blues'. The eight musicians include: Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums; Marcus Printup, trumpet; Alphonso Horne, trumpet [a student of Roberts']; Wess Anderson, alto/sopranino saxophone [an original member from the 'Deep in the Shed']; Stephen Riley, tenor; Ricardo Pascal, tenor [a student of Roberts']; Ron Westray; trombone.

Marcus Roberts is a pioneering jazz pianist, composer and arranger. The breadth and depth of his work, from original compositions to acclaimed interpretations, has earned him several top charting albums on the Billboard Jazz Top 10, multiple nationally recognized awards and appearances on such top media outlets as Charlie Rose and Nightline. Marcus Roberts continues to make innovative contributions to the jazz community, tours regularly with The Marcus Roberts Trio and is a dedicated educator at the School of Music at Florida State University.


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