by Cathy P. Ross
May 8, 2013
10:23 AMCulture Cat
With 14 Grammy Awards to his credit, Béla Fleck’s banjo style is always described in superlatives no matter what type of music he’s playing. He was first inspired at 15 by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs, and soon after began experimenting with jazz, eventually with his band the Flecktones.
On May 9, the banjo virtuoso teams up with the renowned Marcus Roberts Trio (jazz pianist Roberts with drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan) in a new exhuberant expression of jazz at the Garde Arts Center in New London.
For tickets & info, call 860/444-7373 or visit gardearts.org.Banjo Master