Roberts Trio performs
at Florida Southern
(Jan. 4, 2002) - The Marcus Roberts Trio performs on the Branscomb
stage at Florida Southern College for an evening of jazz on Jan.
17 at 7:30 p.m. Drummer Jason Marsalis and bass player Roland Guerin
accompany group leader Marcus Roberts, one of today's finest jazz
Roberts, a native
of Florida, developed an early interest in music through his local
church. He began piano lessons when he turned 12 and later studied
music at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He has won numerous
awards, including first prize at the Thelonious Monk International
Jazz Competition in 1987.
Roberts is active
as an educator, conducting seminars and clinics throughout the United
States. Blind since the age of 5, Roberts also has a special interest
in working with the blind, recently contributing his time to projects
with The Lighthouse and the American Foundation for the Blind.
$15. FSC students are admitted free of charge. For ticket information,
please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.