Robert Glasper is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and record producer. Born on 6 April 1978 in Houston, Texas, USA, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the jazz scene. With his own Robert Glasper Experiment and various other jazz groupings, Glasper has recorded as a band leader. His unique style and innovative approach to music have earned him comparisons to artists such as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Esperanza Spalding, and Roy Hargrove.
Glasper's musical talent extends beyond just playing the piano. As a composer and arranger, he brings a fresh perspective to his compositions by blending elements of jazz with other genres like hip-hop and R&B. This fusion of styles creates a dynamic sound that appeals to both traditional jazz enthusiasts and contemporary music lovers.
With numerous albums under his belt as both a solo artist and collaborator with other musicians, Glasper has received critical acclaim for his work. He has been recognized with several awards including Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album (Black Radio) and Best Traditional R&B Performance (Jesus Children).