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Troy Roberts ‘NU-JIVE Perspective’ – Album Release Show

Important! There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.
“While jazz is so strongly identified as swing, it is nice to see the next gen carving out their sound and ideas. Roberts, along with his well-equipped ensemble, is certainly up to the task – creating a jazz record that employs great playing and abundant ideas. Roberts though young in age, certainly has an arsenal of abilities under his belt, and has the makings and foundation of a lasting great saxophonist. Versatile in style, with a strong grasp of yesterday and today, he is a force to be reckoned with no matter the setting. He is more than one to watch, he is one to follow closely.”

– JazzTimes Magazine

“Roberts is a boisterous and effusive player, conversant but not busy. ‘Secret Rhymes’ has a bounce to it and Roberts excels here as a leader, with an awesomely arranged album with just a touch more arch than one can legally call straight-ahead.”

– DownBeat Magazine

08/05/18 | 6:00 PM

Birdland NYC

315 W 44th St #5402, Map

212-581-3080

Tickets: $30.00

Website: Troy Roberts

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has received numerous accolades including 3 DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, 2 Grammy Nominations, and was the only Australian semi-finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Graduating with a Bachelor of Music at the young age of 19, he has performed around Europe and the US extensively with artists such as James Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans and Kurt Elling to name a few, and also completed a Masters Degree at The University of Miami. In 2012, he shared the stage in an international septet comprised of jazz giants Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta and Zakir Hussein for Herbie Hancock’s launch of the first ever International Jazz Day at The UN, NYC. He was also part of Hancock’s 2014 International Jazz Day held in Osaka, Japan performing with more jazz luminaries such as Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spaulding, John Scofield and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Troy is based in New York City and maintains a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe with some of the greatest jazz artists of today. He’s a member of The Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Quartet, Joey DeFrancesco’s new quartet, ‘The People’, and is currently celebrating his 7th record as a leader, Tales & Tones (Inner Circle Music).

“Roberts fully demonstrates his perfect technique of playing the tenor saxophone. This musician plays with sharp attack, unexpected twists, and the ability to hear his partners well. A worthy album by a very masterful musician.”
-Jazzzquad

Troy Roberts’ NU-JIVE is the convening of five soulful beings who take the listener on a creative journey through the architecture of Troy’s original compositions. The music is an eclectic concoction of Soul, Funk, R&B, Latin, Gospel, Indian classical music, and even glimpses of the 19th century romantic period – all musically glued together by each player’s great sense of Jazz etiquette.

Website: Troy Roberts
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