MSG Daniel Roberts

MSG Daniel Roberts


Hometown: Cookeville, TN

Joined the Band: 2001

Ensemble: The U.S. Army Band Downrange

Bachelor's Degree: James Madison University

Biography

MSG Dan Roberts is a pianist, arranger, and composer living in Washington, D.C. He has performed with his own groups and as a sideman at many of the top jazz venues in the area, from Blues Alley to Bohemian Caverns to the Strathmore (where he was a mentor in the Artist in Residence Program) to the Kennedy Center, and he has shared the stage with nationally and internationally celebrated jazz artists such as Matt Wilson, Maria Schneider, Steve Wilson, Gary Smulyan, Ted Brown, Christian Howes, Warren Wolf, and Joel Frahm. His original compositions and arrangements have been premiered by such groups as the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, and the "Pershing’s Own" Contemporary Music Ensemble. His albums include ‘November Suite,’ a collection of classically influenced jazz compositions for a nine piece ensemble, ‘Yoshimisongs,’ featuring a jazz piano trio reinterpretation of the Flaming Lips record ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,’ and ‘Can’t Not,’ a more rock-influenced collection of instrumental originals. The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra has released a two volume collection of his original compositions and arrangements entitled ‘Bohemiana.’

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