The jazz musician was partnered with Jameson by MN2S for a video centred around the jazz revolution.
Robert Glasper has teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey for a digital campaign focusing on jazz music. The award-winning jazz pianist and artist spoke to Dylan Murphy as part of a video series sponsored by Jameson Black Barrel, talking about challenging conventional perceptions of jazz music and how the influence of J Dilla has transformed his music. Jameson’s Black Barrel Smooth Series is investigating developments in music that are helping new acts move to the forefront, by speaking to innovators that have sparked new transformations in jazz music.
Robert Glasper is a four-time GRAMMY-winning pianist who has revolutionised modern jazz. Having collaborated with Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu and The Roots, he’s reworked tracks from Miles Davis and worked with Kendrick Lamar on the critically acclaimed 2013 opus To Pimp a Butterfly. Speaking about the influence of gospel on his music, he told Dylan Murphy: “it’s one thing to be influenced by gospel – I’m influenced by gospel, but I’m also influenced by RnB, hip hop and Jazz. Everything I play doesn’t sound like gospel, it doesn’t sound like a gospel cat trying to play Jazz”