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Troy Roberts’ NU-JIVE: “Nations United” Album Release Show in the Theater

November 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Don’t miss this very special one-time show, celebrating the release of new critically acclaimed album by Troy Roberts and his band, NU-JIVE!

2 x GRAMMY Nominated saxophonist, Troy Roberts is becoming one of the most widely recorded musicians of his time. As a go-to first call saxophonist, his name adorns several essential recordings ranging from the legendary Joey DeFrancesco to the iconic Van Morrison to the quintessential Jeff “Tain” Watts, to the tireless Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band, including numerous newcomers, considered tastemakers of their generation.

Roberts, a Perth born Australian, now long-time New York resident, is a prolific leader himself, racking up fourteen albums to his discography, including his latest recording, Nations United which features a band of brothers formed in 2009 he calls NU-JIVE. On this – the band’s fourth release – the album’s spirit collectively represents the countries each member hails from – The United States, Australia, Venezuela, India, The U.K., France, Ireland, and Portugal but more specifically, draws from musical cultures of Indian Classical music, West African polyrhythms, 20th Century Classical music, Venezuelan Merengue, Gospel, and Jazz.

This sentiment is stylistically represented in the band’s repertoire, a kaleidoscope of fusion, reggae, R&B, soul and funk, musically glued together by the respect and heritage of the jazz tradition. Each tune cooperatively represents each player’s cultural roots, and the many styles Roberts enjoys. Roberts’ writing consistently solidifies that he is a leading force, pushing the envelope, yet adept at playing the many styles the jazz genre has to offer with fire and agility no matter the approach.

Nations United speaks to the “universality” of music – a reflection on the fact that each of the members came from all corners of the globe and bonded through the language of music.

TROY ROBERTS – saxophone, compositions

TIM JAGO – guitar

SILVANO MONASTERIOS – piano, keyboards

ERIC ENGLAND – electric bass



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315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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