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"I'm not really married to the craft of jazz — I'm married to me, and my style and whatever I produce."
- Born Robert Glasper April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas
- After performing with jazz luminaries such as Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard and Roy Hargrove, Glasper released his first album, Mood, in 2004. The album featured singer Bilal and included a cover of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage."
- Glasper's Black Radio won his first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Album for 2012, and his version of Stevie Wonder's "Jesus Children Of America" won Best Traditional R&B Performance for 2016.
- Glasper was the first instrumentalist signed to Blue Note Records in six years. He joined labelmate Norah Jones, whom Glasper met at a jazz camp in high school.
- The pianist answered questions and gave a live performance during a GRAMMY U SoundChecks event in Washington, D.C., in 2012.
- Glasper has supported numerous charities, including the AVK Arts Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Heritage Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New England Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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