Marcus Roberts began teaching himself piano after losing his vision at age 5 to glaucoma and cataracts. By 21, he was touring with Wynton Marsalis, who has called him “the genius of the modern piano.” Since then, he has built his reputation as a composer, arranger, bandleader and educator, still drawing his inspiration from traditional jazz, swing, ragtime and blues music.
The Modern Jazz Generation is a 13-piece ensemble anchored by Roberts and his regular trio bandmates, drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan. He formed the group in 2013 to carry on the jazz tradition of older musicians mentoring younger players.
Now you can make your evening at the Palladium complete with our Pre-Performance Dinners.
For just $40 per person (tax included), you and your companions can enjoy a multi-course buffet meal in the Palladium’s elegant Robert Adam Room, with premium coffee, tea and water, and a cash bar, starting 75 minutes prior to curtain time.
Would you care to see a menu?
Modern Mixed Green Salad w/ Pickled Watermelon & Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette
Jazzed up Blackberry & Jalapeno Ribs
"Maple Leaf" Bourbon Chicken
Creamy Gourmet Mac n Cheese
Southern Style Green Beans
Bananas Foster French Toast Bread Pudding
You will be given the option to purchase dinner tickets while buying concert tickets to Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation.
If you already have tickets to the concert, but would like to add on dinner - Go HERE!
You must have an accompanying performance ticket to purchase a Pre-performance Dinner. Seating is limited.
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