Marcus Roberts (born August 7, 1963, in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz pianist who has achieved fame as a stride pianist committed to celebrating classic standards and jazz traditions. Roberts has also distinguished his solos by accompanying himself with walking basslines. He thus creates a more two-fisted style than is found elsewhere in modern jazz, and his basslines are also convincingly spontaneous. Interpreting Thelonious Monk, he brings creative dissonances to Monk's compositions.
American jazz pianist
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