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  • Jamming behind the scenes with jazz greats: Wynton and Marcus Roberts

    Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Video | 2

    What’s it like to hang out with jazz musicians? Just ask 60 Minutes producer David Browning, who teamed up with CBS correspondent Wynton Marsalis this week to report on the remarkable, little-known jazz pianist Marcus Roberts.   Keep reading »

  • The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts - CBS “60 Minutes”

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Video | 1

    Who’s the greatest American musician most people have never heard of? To me, it’s Marcus Roberts. I’m biased because Marcus worked in my band when he was just starting out. But anybody who’s heard him at the piano usually agrees: he’s a fearsome and fearless player, and a homegrown example of overcoming adversity with excellence.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ return to 60 Minutes

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Almost 20 years ago, Wynton Marsalis sat across from Ed Bradley to discuss his jazz career. Now Marsalis returns to 60 Minutes—as the correspondent   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Profiles “Fearsome And Fearless” Jazz Pianist Marcus Roberts – “60 Minutes” Sunday

    Posted on March 27th, 2014 in Video | 2

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis showcases the rich talents of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in his first story for 60 MINUTES. Roberts lost his sight as a child but gained such incredible insights into American music that his playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians.  Hear this “fearsome and fearless musician” play classic American Jazz on the next edition of 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 30 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play and record with Marcus Roberts

    Posted on September 22nd, 2007 in Concerts | 19

    On October 6, Wynton will be with his great friend and former pianist Marcus Robert, the J Master, and his trio, for a recording session. Wynton is to perform on 3 numbers. No major record label set to release. (more info to come…) Marcus Roberts trio members include Roland Guerin (bass) and Jason Marsalis (drums).   Keep reading »

  • Beloved Styles, Crossing and Colliding

    Posted on November 18th, 2006 in Review | 0

    For months the American Composers Orchestra has been touting an adventurous collaborative program with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But as the concert on Thursday night at the Rose Theater showed, bold collaborations are sometimes easier to plan than to pull off.   Keep reading »