2020 FORT ADAMS LINEUP
All 3 Days: August 7-9, 2020
Robert Glasper (Artist In Residence)
Robert Glasper has won 4 GRAMMY Awards (with 6 nominations) and an Emmy Award. The pianist and producer’s many projects include an acoustic jazz trio and numerous electric bands that explore fusions of jazz and hip hop, as well as two fresh new projects including August Greene and R+R=NOW. In addition to touring Glasper keeps steady work flow as a Film Composer, Producer and Music Director across many platforms.
Recently Glasper served as producer, composer, and arranger for the film Miles Ahead, a biopic documenting the life of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, whom Glasper cites as being one of his major musical influences. In addition, Glasper released Everything’s Beautiful, a tribute to Davis and includes remixes and reinterpretations of several of his original works. The album includes features from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ledisi, and John Scofield.
Glasper has also drawn wide attention for his prominent role on Lamar’s acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly. He has written/performed on albums by Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, Banks, Big K.R.I.T., Bilal, Kendrick Lamar, Esperanza Spalding, Herie Hancock, Q-Tip and Talib Kweli. The song “Letter To The Free”, written with Common and Karriem Riggins, won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song in the Ava Duvernay documentary film “13th” (Netflix) at the 2017 Emmys. In January 2018, Glasper announced a new band that consists of himself, Common and Karriem Riggins, called August Greene; and a project called “R+R=Now” with himself, Christian Scott, Terrace Martin, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson. He is currently balancing the touring of both projects with new studio projects for 2019 releases. Stay tuned!