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A Journey in music with Brooklyn based trumpeter Satish Robertson

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Brooklyn based trumpeter Satish Robertson is a musician who wears many hats. His horn soars in a variety of musical settings from jazz to gospel, neo-soul, hip-hop, funk, right down to the blues. 


His credits include live performances and/or recordings with heavy hitters across several genres such as James Carter, Marc Cary, Spirit of Life Ensemble, Deborah Davis, Ace Clark, Chazmere, Talib Kweli, The NYC Ska Orchestra, Bobby Kyle & the Administers, and Archie Bell of the Drells. He is also the leader of numerous exciting jazz groups of his own. 


Growing up in Jersey City, NJ, Satish developed a deep love of music early on thanks to his grandmother's extensive record collection. He began his musical studies on piano as a child, but after falling under the spell of Miles Davis, he gravitated towards trumpet at the age of 20. Trumpeters Clifford Brown, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and Roy Hargrove would also become strong influences. Partly self taught, but also mentored by master trumpeters such as Rob Henke, Vinnie Cutro, Jeremy Pelt, Eddie Henderson, Duane Eubanks, and the late Ted Curson, Satish has developed a commanding, penetrating, and soulful voice on his horn. 


Satish is also a prolific composer whose writing often exhibits a striking cinematic quality. And with his new release 80’s JOINT: THE EP, Satish shows yet another side of his vast artistry, fusing jazz with the synth heavy sounds of 1980’s pop, rock, funk, R&B, and techno - composing, arranging, producing, and playing nearly all of the instruments on the record himself.

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