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Silvano Monasterios

Pianist-composer Silvano Monasterios was born in Caracas, Venezuela. After years of training at the Jose Angel Lamas Conservatory, he began his professional career at the age of 18, already having become experienced in a wide variety of musical genres by performing and recording with some of the most prominent Venezuelan artists. In 1989, he traveled to Miami, Florida to participate at the Miami Jazz Festival, where he received a “Best Soloist Award”. In 1990, he immigrated to The United States where he received a scholarship from Miami Dade Community College. After obtaining an “Outstanding Soloist Award” at the University of Colorado in 1991, Silvano received a music scholarship from the University of Miami, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. Silvano has performed with a number of important artists including Ira Sullivan, Terumasa Hino & the World Jazz All-Stars, Othello Molineaux, Dave Liebman, Melton Mustafa, Marc Johnson, Donald Byrd, Alan Harris, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Nathen Page, Randy Brecker, Sammy Figueroa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paul Wertico, Mark Egan, Claudio Roditi, Dave Valentin, Shakira, David Lee Roth, and Nestor Torres. In 1998, Silvano was voted “New Artist of the Year” at the “Hennessey Cognac Jazz Search” in New York City

Nu-Jive Perspective

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Fame & Four Tune; Phish HQ; Slideshow; Jack The Sipper; Professor Ghetto-Rig; Adamant Eve; Avni Lane; Through the Eyes of Psychoville; Belle; VeePea-Are; Table for 5.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Adison Evans: Meridian

Read "Meridian" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On her second release as a leader, the buoyant Meridian, saxophonist Adison Evans demonstrates remarkable maturity as both a composer and a performer. Evans drew inspiration from the idyllic Tuscan village where she retreated to pen the music that comprises this intriguing album. The opening title-track sets the mood with the right balance of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive Perspective

Read "Nu-Jive Perspective" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Though still a pup age-wise, Australian-born saxophonist Troy Roberts has two Grammy nominations under his belt and has shared the stage and studio with luminaries that have defined the musical spectrum, including Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Joey DeFrancesco, Christian McBride, Orrin Evans, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Nu-Jive Perspective, his eighth disc as leader and third with ...

Tales & Tones

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Decoration; Trams; Rivera Mountain; Bernie’s Tune; Cotu Chi Chi, Chi; Take the ‘A’ Train; Pickapoppy; Mr. Pinononnk; Boozy Blues.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Troy Roberts: Tales & Tones

Read "Tales & Tones" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Troy Roberts is a saxophonist from Australia who has made his way in America working with the likes of Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain" Watts and Joey DeFrancesco. On this CD he demonstrates a forceful saxophone sound married to original ideas in rhythm and tempo.Roberts' plays deep, swooping sax mostly over tricky, pounding beats set ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Troy Roberts: Tales & Tones

Read "Tales & Tones" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts continues to present music that retains a distinctive strength and originality, still vastly rooted in tradition, while firmly grounded in new perspectives. Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, Roberts has received numerous awards including 3 consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, a Grammy Nomination medal, and was the only ...

Secret Rhymes

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Stella By Starlight; Piano Concerto No. 2; Trick or Treat; Up Jumped Spring; The Little Things; Eyes Pie; Trip; Secret Rhymes

NU-JIVE 5

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Convertible Burt; Ghetto-Rig Master; Night On the Town; Team Jago; One Day Wonder; Master Ghetto-Rig; Mono Stereos; Dr. Stein; Casaenglewood; Stoner

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KCC Productions Presents Troy Roberts' "Nu-Jive"

KCC Productions Presents Troy Roberts' "Nu-Jive"

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has won four 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, received his first Grammy Nomination Medal, and has shared the stage with greats such ...


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