The Grange Festival is thrilled to announce the rare appearance in UK of US jazz stars Marcus Roberts trio (Marcus Roberts, piano; Jason Marsalis, Drums; and Rodney Jordan, Bass) with the unique talents of musical polymath Wycliffe Gordon (vocals and multi instruments). We will hear these living legends both on their own and also in collaboration with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in Gershwin, Ellington and Ravel and more.
With these great names at The Grange, jazz adds irresistible substance to our varied Festival musical portfolio. Marcus Roberts has been blind since the age of five. His music is rooted in traditional jazz in the idiom of Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton. He will perform Rhapsody in Blue at The Grange in his unique improvisatory style, and with his trio and Wycliffe Gordon give us a brief showcase of the development of the Blues from Stride to Gershwin.