Troy Roberts, Saxophone Instructor
Troy Roberts–award winning saxophonist and composer–hails from the remote location of Perth, West Australia. Troy graduated from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Music at the young age of 19. He went on to receive numerous awards and scholarships, including The Bob Wylie Jazz Scholarship, The James Morrison Jazz Scholarship, four consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, and two consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards.
Troy toured Europe extensively with Australian jazz multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison, the United States with his own group VOID and completed a Masters Degree in jazz studies at The University of Miami. He has since shared the stage with John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Ingrid Jensen, Slide Hampton, Gary Bartz, Sammy Figueroa, Melton Mustafa, Robby Ameen, Lew Soloff, Bobby Sparks and Lauryn Hill, to name a few. In 2010, around the time of his third release (The XenDen Suite), Troy spent some time in L.A. as the only Australian semi-finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Troy also received his first Grammy nomination medal for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s recording, The Magician, nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album. In 2011, Troy finished his latest recording, Nu-Jive, available from CDbaby and iTunes. Troy continues to maintain a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe and is currently also an Adjunct Faculty at The University of Miami Frost School of Music.