KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present The Troy Roberts Quartet 12/9/10

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present The Troy Roberts Quartet
Thursday December 9, at 9 PM.
The Van Dyke is located at 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 has not only just released his third album, The XenDen Suite – an 8-part composition for jazz quartet and string quartet – but also his first DVD – a live concert performance of The XenDen Suite.

Troy leads two bands: The exciting nu-jazz project, The NuJive Collective features some seriously talented young Miami-based artists, while showcasing Troy’s original compositions – an eclectic concoction of jazz, groove, Latin and neo-soul. And Troy’s Quartet sets its focus on capturing the raw energy and excitement of the moment in a straight-ahead, hard swinging jazz style, with repertoire comprising original compositions and re-arranged jazz and contemporary classics.