Bryn Roberts is pianist, keyboardist and composer who is in demand in a wide variety of musical contexts.
He has performed, toured and recorded extensively both as a leader and sideman, and is a mainstay at NYC jazz clubs like Smalls, Mezzrow, The Jazz Gallery and the 55 bar. An acclaimed composer and bandleader, Roberts has four albums out featuring his own music: his debut “Present Tense”, “Ludlow” (featuring Seamus Blake, Drew Gress and Mark Ferber), “Fables” (featuring Seamus Blake, Orlando le Fleming and Johnathan Blake) and his most recent release, a duo album with guitarist Lage Lund called “Nightsong”.
Roberts has toured widely with his own groups including festival, radio and club appearances across the USA, Canada, the UK, Spain and Japan with some of New York’s finest musicians: Matt Penman, Jochen Rueckert, Rodney Green, Joe Martin, Jaleel Shaw, Johnathan Blake, Mark Ferber, Will Vinson and Seamus Blake.
Roberts is an original member of the Nonet led by Grammy nominee Alan Ferber, and has recorded with the group for a series of critically-acclaimed releases: “Scenes from an Exit Row”, “The Compass”, “Chamber Songs” and “Roots and Transitions”.
In addition to his work in jazz and improvised music, Roberts continues to collaborate with many artists in the singer-songwriter world. Since 2008, Roberts has been the principal accompanist for Dar Williams, and co-wrote and performed the song “New York is a Harbor” with her for her most recent album, “Emerald.” He also plays regularly with the legendary Stax records soul singer William Bell, and Grammy award winners Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal. Roberts is currently producing a new duo album which will feature a host of singer-songwriters he’s worked with, including Dar Williams, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Angel Snow, Jo Lawry, Ana Egge and Amy Helm.