Candidates In The Key Of Jazz: Marcus Roberts Sets Presidential Personas To Music

Mar 11, 2016

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis has hailed Jacksonville native and FSU professor Marcus Roberts as "the genius of modern piano". This campaign season the critically acclaimed jazz pianist and composer was struck by the diverse voices and perspectives of the candidates.

Accomplished jazz pianist and FSU College of Music Professor Marcus Roberts.
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Roberts says this year’s presidential hopefuls aren’t giving American culture its due. So he took matters into his own hands, and drafted those candidates into the country’s signature art form: jazz. Here’s a profile of Roberts’ album Race For The White House.