Roberto Magris

I am a jazz musician, composer and arranger as well as the musical director of JMood Records

About Me

International jazz pianist, composer and arranger Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 30 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 41 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. He has performed and recorded with a who’s who list of jazz legends in the USA and Europe, including Art Davis (bassist for John Coltrane), Herb Geller, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Idris Muhammad, Sam Reed, Brian Lynch, Mark Colby, Erich Hochberg, Chuck Bergeron, Tony Lakatos, Philip Catherine, Franco Ambrosetti . Throughout his career, Magris has directed different groups such as the Gruppo Jazz Marca, the Roberto Magris Trio/Quartet/Quintet/Europlane, the Dma Urban Jazz Funk, the Alfabeats Nu Jazz and the Europlane Orchestra (a central-European jazz venture sponsored by INCE-Central European Initiative) and has recorded 3 CDs for the legendary Italian jazz label Soulnote. Lately, he has performed and recorded in Europe with the MUH Trio (Roberto Magris/Frantisek Uhlir/Jaromir Helesic), a European-styled modern mainstream jazz group based in Prague. In the latest decade, Magris has especially focused his musical interests in the USA by becoming the leading recording artist and musical director of JMood Records, the Kansas City jazz label, which has released 13 CDs under his name. In the USA, Magris has performed in Los Angeles (The Jazz Bakery and Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood), Kansas City (The Blue Room), Miami (WDNA Jazz Gallery), Chicago (The Jazz Showcase), Milwaukee (The Jazz Estate) St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, Ft. Lauderdale and in 2007 he was honored by the City Council of Kansas City for his contribution to jazz music and performance at the American Jazz Museum.