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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has received numerous awards including 3 consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards and 2 consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards, a Grammy Nomination medal for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s “The Magician”, 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, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans, Ari Hoenig, Ignacio Berroa and Robby Ameen to name a few, and also completed a Masters Degree at The University of Miami....
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“Whilst it’s not common to display virtuosity, it’s even rarer to be wonderfully creative while doing so. But the rarest of all gifts is to have a unique voice; a sound that is unmistakably your own, Troy Roberts has this gift. He amply demonstrates that it’s possible to pay homage to the great tenor players of jazz and still create a fresh approach that leaves the listener always in anticipation of what he’ll come up with next.” – James Morrison

“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...

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Music

Featured recording “NU-JIVE 5”

NU-JIVE 5

Self Produced
2013
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    NU-JIVE 5

    Self Produced
    2013
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    NU-JIVE


    2011
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    The XenDen Suite Live (DVD)


    2010
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    The XenDen Suite


    2009
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    Soul Garbage

    Morrison Records
    2008
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    VOID


    2006
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