Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is a leading exponent of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.

 

‘Cue the Music’ takes audience to the movies

From the Observer-Reporter:

"A century after Charlie Chaplin’s first silent movie debuted, his films are still making audiences laugh.

Among those resurrecting Chaplin’s classics is Pittsburgh composer and pianist Tom Roberts, who is composing new music for them, including a recent score written for Chaplin’s short film, “The Pawnshop.”

It is the third such score Roberts has written for a silent Chaplin film, and a special screening of it will be held May 3 as part of the Washington Symphony Orchestra’s season finale, “Cue the Music..."

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