KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present Troy Roberts Nu-Jive 8/25/11

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, with special guest Tim Jago in from Australia
Thursday August 25, at 9 PM
The Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Road
South Beach

For more information, call (305) 534-3600 or visit thevandykecafe.com.

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has recently relocated to the USA. Having completed a Masters and currently teaching part-time at the University of Miami, Troy recently won two 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, and continues to maintain a busy performance schedule around Australia, Europe and the USA.

Having shared the stage with greats such as Sammy Figueroa (performing on his Grammy-nominated album, The Magician), Robby Ameen, Lew Soloff, Lauryn Hill, James Morrison, Kevin Mahogany, Slide Hampton, Gary Bartz, Geoff Keezer, Rodney Whitaker, Carl Allen, Dennis McCrell, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton, Troy recently released his third album, The XenDen Suite – an 8-part composition for jazz quartet and string quartet – and also his first DVD – a live concert performance of The XenDen Suite.
Troy leads the exciting nu-jazz project, Troy Roberts’ NuJivee, which features some seriously talented young Miami-based artists, while showcasing Troy’s original compositions – an eclectic concoction of jazz, groove, Latin and neo-soul. In March 2011 they released their first CD, “Nu-Jive”.

Recent Awards
2010
Perth Jazz Society Member’s Choice Award
Perth Jazz Society Best Jazz Performance Award (Troy Roberts Double Quartet)
Downbeat Student Music Award – Jazz Soloist

2009
WAMI Award – Best Original Jazz Act
Finalist in the Wangaratta Jazz Saxophone Competition.

2008
Performance on Grammy-nominated album, ‘The Magician’
Semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition
WAMI Award – Best Original Jazz Act

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