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Jazz Encounters ft. Troy Roberts

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $20

Jazz Encounters features a live performance followed by a jam session with a focus on education, hosted in the WDNA Jazz Gallery, and co-produced with Nicole Yarling and the JECC.

  • Masks are optional.
  • No ticket refunds.
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February’s Jazz Encounter features Australian saxophonist, Troy Roberts & his Nu-Jive band.

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Troy Roberts has received numerous accolades including three DownBeat SM Jazz Soloist Awards, 2 Grammy Nominations, and was 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 Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Joey DeFrancesco, James Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Billy Hart, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans and Kurt Elling to name a few, and also completed a Masters Degree at The University of Miami.  As an educator, Roberts has presented numerous masterclasses and clinics at prestigious colleges, conservatoriums and universities around the world.

In 2012, he shared the stage in an international septet comprised of jazz giants Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta and Zakir Hussein for Herbie Hancock’s launch of International Jazz Day at The UN, NYC.  He was also part of Hancock’s 2014 International Jazz Day held in Osaka, Japan performing with jazz luminaries such as Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spaulding and John Scofield.  As a long-time New York City resident, Troy maintains a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe with some of the greatest jazz artists of today, and is currently celebrating his fourteenth release as a leader, ‘NU-JIVE: Nations United’ (Toy Robot Music).

Personnel is:
Troy Roberts – saxophone
Tim Jago – guitar
Martin Bejerano – piano & keyboards
Kurt Hengstebeck – electric bass
Lucas Apostoleris – drums

After the concert is an open jam. Bring your instrument!

Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets.

MEMBER TICKETS

  • WDNA members pay a discounted price for tickets and must show a valid WDNA Member Card at the door.
  • Basic WDNA Membership is $60 per year. Click here to become a Member.
  • Purchase of Member priced tickets without a valid Membership will require you to purchase a $60 basic membership at the door.

STUDENT TICKETS

  • There is a limited number of FREE student tickets for the concert.
  • If you’re going to jam, LIST YOUR INSTRUMENT in the ticket form.
  • Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis for students who will attend the concert and participate in the jam session.
  • Students must show a valid student ID at the door to claim their FREE student ticket.
  • If you’d like to perform in the Jam session and there are no student tickets left, please contact Sarah Cruz: 305.662.8889, x210 or [email protected]

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Date:
February 10
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20
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Venue

WDNA Jazz Gallery
2921 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145 United States
Phone:
(305) 662-8889
Website:
https://www.wdna.org

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WDNA
Phone:
(305) 662-8889
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https://www.wdna.org


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