Two-time GRAMMY-winning Jazz/R&B/hip-hop pianist Robert Glasper comes to Marathon Music Works for an 8pm show Sunday, April 26, along with his band, The Robert Glasper Experiment.
Our friends at the Marathon Music Works have donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky member or friend of TJBS. The drawing was held Friday, April 17 at 9am. Congratulations to our winner, ED SUMMERS!
Glasper won his first GRAMMY for his 2012 CD, “Black Radio.” He received a second GRAMMY this year for Best Traditional R&B performance for his recording of Stevie Wonder’s “Jesus Children of America” from his CD “Black Radio 2.”
The CD is “a unique fusion of R&B, jazz, and hip-hop that brazenly traverses the boundaries of all three genres,” and features a diverse array of guests including Common, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
Glasper is currently touring with his electric band, The Robert Glasper Experiment, which also includes
Casey Benjamin (saxophone/vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), and Mark Colenburg (drums).
A native of Houston, Texas, Glasper went on to study at the New School University before going on to work with artists such as Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Roy Hargrove. His acoustic group, The Robert Glasper Trio, has appeared at the Village Vanguard. Glasper has recorded with jazz artists including as Mark Whitfield, Jeremy Pelt, and Robert Hurst. He records for Blue Note and is a Steinway artist.
The show is 18 and over, and tickets are $30-50, available online from Marathon Music Works. For more information, visit their website.