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Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

Pianist, Record Producer and Film Composer

Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist, record producer and film composer. He is Multi-Grammy Award winner with six Nominations in total and recently added an an Emmy Award to his list of accolades. Glasper is a Loma Vista Recording Artist, and has participated and collaborated across all musical genres, and has been a major influencer of the current direction of Jazz. His 2012 crossover album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, followed by his 2014 album "Black Radio 2” which won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. Glasper also performed on "These Walls" off Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp A Butterfly”, which won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards. In Film, Glasper has won a Grammy for his work on the Film “Miles Ahead” starting Don Cheadle and Emmy Award for his collaboration with Common and Karriem Riggins on the original song "Letter To The Free” for Ava Duvernay's documentary film "13th" (Netflix). His most recent film score was for Stella Meghi’s feature film, “The Photograph”, starring Issa Rae. As a collaborator, he has toured and recorded with an outstanding resume of artists including Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Anderson.Paak, Jill Scott, Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos Def), J Dilla, Maxwell and the legendary Herbie Hancock, whom is on his most recent Loma Vista release along with YBN Cordae, Baby Rose, and many more. Glasper recently released Dinner Party and Dessert, collaborations with Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and 9th Wonder and he is currently in production for his next Loma Vista release.

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