Troy Roberts

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has won four consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards, was the only Australian finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, received his first Grammy Nomination Medal, and has shared the stage with greats such as Sammy Figueroa, James Morrison, Stephen Scott, Slide Hampton, Bobby Sparks, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton, to name a few.. More recently, Troy represented Australia at Herbie Hancock’s launch of the first ever UNESCO International Jazz Day at The UN Assembly Hall, NYC, sharing the stage as part of an international quintet made up of jazz greats Wayne Shorter (US), Richard Bona (Cameroon), Vinnie Colaiuta (US), Zakir Hussain (India), Tineke Postma (Netherlands) and Tarek Yamani (Lebanon). Having been on faculty at The University of Miami for the past 3 years, Troy is currently based in New York, is celebrating his 4th internationally released record as a leader, Nu-Jive (2011), and continues to maintain a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe.

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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