Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio
Genre-busting, Grammy Award–winning banjo player Béla Fleck is considered by many the premier banjo player in the world. He is the winner of 14 Grammy Awards, and has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history. Hear Béla’s latest project as he reveals the jazz side of his multiple musical personalities in brilliant collaboration with the Marcus Roberts Trio, led by Roberts on piano, with Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass, and known around the world for their signature, virtuosic trio style.
Thomas Hart Benton was one of the great Regionalist painters during the American Depression. He painted some of the greatest murals of the twentieth century and captured a unique sensibility of life in the Midwest and rural America on his canvases. Yet he was at times ornery, crude, dogmatic and virulently homophobic. He had personal lifetime fueds with artists like Alfred Stieglitz, Stuart Davis and his student Jackson Pollack. What are we to make of such an “anti-intellectual intellectual” artist?.