Wednesday, March 2, 2016|7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Troy Roberts Quartet

Join us tonight for a very special evening of audible fun featuring Silvano Monasterios (piano), Joseph Lepore (upright bass) and E.J. Strickland (drums). We'll be playing music from my latest record, 'Secret Rhymes' along with some brand new compositions. visit TroyRoberts.com

"Roberts’ sixth release as a leader, "Secret Rhymes" is confirmation that redefinition of familiarity is entirely possible, and this will long be considered a new standard for years to come. This project embodies the spirit of contemporary improvised music in its purest and most urgent state, while maintaining the characteristics of nurturing and delicacy that give it balance and scope."
- Greg Osby


“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


“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. 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

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Troy Roberts

Tenor Sax

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has received numerous awards including 3 consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awardsand2 consecutive West Australian ...

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Silvano Monasterios

Piano

Pianist-composer Silvano Monasterios was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He spent his formative years of training at the Jose Angel Lamas Conservatory while he alternately encountered the great American jazz ...

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Joseph Lepore

Bass

  Bassist Joseph Lepore was born in New York and raised in Salerno, Italy when his parents moved the family back to their home country.  Classically trained Lepore graduated ...

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E.J. Strickland

Drums

Enoch Jamal “E.J.” Strickland is the world-class, world-traveled drummer, composer, educator, and artist you’ve heard on over 60 albums in the last 10-plus years. The Miami native grew ...

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