Wynton to play and record with Marcus Roberts

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).

On October 7, at 6 pm, they will perform in concert at the “Jacoby Symphony Hall” at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, FL.
This concert is a benefit for a non-profit organization called “Body and Soul“. After the concert there will be two receptions too.

On October 8, at 9 am, Wynton and Marcus will give masterclass at Jacoby Hall for local high school students and then they will be in Tallahasee for another masterclass for the Florida State University students.
At 8 pm (two 45 minutes sets) they are going to play in concert at Ruby Diamond Auditorium (Tallahassee, FL).
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at

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  1. Thanks.
    Great sound!.

    careba on Oct 14th, 2007 at 6:18pm

  2. Now the link to the video works.

    Luigi Beverelli on Oct 14th, 2007 at 2:45pm

  3. “the url contained a malformed id”…….????????



    careba on Oct 14th, 2007 at 2:37pm

  4. i’d love to hear that
    i just wrote a letter which appeared in the uk national newspaper ‘The Times’ defending marcus against some bigoted music professor who didn’t like marcus’ interpretation of ‘rhapsody in blue’
    hope the gig goes well
    ray butcher

    ray butcher on Oct 12th, 2007 at 8:50am

  5. I still chuckle when I hear Wynton talk about how much he doesn’t like to fly. I wonder how many miles a year he logs traveling to gigs around the world. I could see 100,000 being realistic.

    CJD on Oct 11th, 2007 at 2:49pm

  6. this is the clip you are speaking about
    A wonderful solo at the end of the clip

    Luigi Beverelli on Oct 10th, 2007 at 5:01am

  7. Did you all see Wynton’s Cadillac clip on Sundance? Who won the Chess match?!?!

    Karen on Oct 8th, 2007 at 12:02am

  8. Wynton and the J-Master together again. What could be better? Since I can’t be there I’ll just have to listen to some Live at Blues Alley.

    By the way, Wynton’s show with the JALC Orchestra last week in Austin was amazing. I had not seen them in some time, and there is some great new talent in the group.

    Z. Dankworth on Sep 26th, 2007 at 10:51pm

  9. The last recording of Wynton and J-Master together? You would have to go back a ways for anything significant. I know Marcus played solos on Marciac Suite as well as Citi Movement. You may have to go all the way back to “Levee Low Moan” for an entire album; it’s been a long time to say the least.

    CJD on Sep 24th, 2007 at 4:14pm

  10. We can find the Gershwin on in the radio archives. Is it Rhapsody in Manhattan? I saw it live on Saturday night that weekend. That was the best Rhapsody in Blue I’ve heard, and those strings could swing.

    Karen on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 9:06pm

  11. Thanks, Careba!

    gloria on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 7:10pm

  12. Not the Gershwin concert Gloria mentions but phenomenal as well…….Beautiful music!.


    careba on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 3:10pm

  13. Prefer this other one ..


    careba on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 2:03pm

  14. Enjoy,

    When was it the last time they’ve played together?.
    And when the first one?.

    careba on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 1:59pm

  15. Great news! Marcus Roberts’ Rhapsody In Blue performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center with American Composers Orchestra and J@LCO was phenomenal. His approach to Gershwin blended the traditional jazz age piano score with contemporary, creative cadenzas and improvisations. Hope he and Wynton will collaborate more often, carving out new pathways- sculpted in both traditional and futuristic designs- for the art of jazz.

    gloria on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 12:00pm

  16. I love the Ruby Diamond Auditorium, the plaza and the fountain in front are beautiful. Fountains always make me happy.

    Karen on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 5:12am

  17. Edna,
    the workshop will take place in Jacksonville, at Jacoby Symphony Hall

    Luigi Beverelli on Sep 23rd, 2007 at 2:22am

  18. I can’t wait!! It’s been a while since they recorded together.

    CJD on Sep 22nd, 2007 at 11:47pm

  19. will the workshop be held in Jacksonville or Tallahassee? thanks-edna

    edna on Sep 22nd, 2007 at 7:35pm