Sunnyside Out: A Tribute to Howard RobertsPreserving the legacy of one of the great musicians of the 20th century.
Jay Roberts is producing a CD/DVD tribute featuring some of the historically great session artists that worked with H.R. in the recording studios of Hollywood...
Jay has launched a fundraising campaign to aid in producing this historical presentation. You can find details on the project and particulars on how to contribute, including perks for donations at
Your participation is greatly appreciated! Please forward this campaign link to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email. This will help greatly in producing a magnificent studio album and memorable DVD including a live concert featuring Jay along with HR's colleagues.
Howard Roberts' influence in music education is legendary, not to mention being considered "The Most Heard Guitar Player in History". Playing guitar on TV shows like the "Twilight Zone" and "The Munsters" and for artists like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the Monkeys.
Now we get to honor H.R. with this incredible tribute.
Roberts Music Institute
"Learn what you want to Learn, when you want to Learn it!" - Howard Roberts
Upcoming, in aid of this project is the Howard Roberts Project Benefit Concert on April 28 in Bellevue, WA.
You can see films from this event at the following links.
Howard Roberts was a great guitarist and musician. He played in almost any style of music but he was primarily a jazz guitarist. Without a doubt he is my favourite guitar player and I believe one of the most innovative jazz guitar players ever. He was one of the few jazz players (guitarists or otherwise) who managed to constantly create solos at least as interesting as the melody of the song being played. In my opinion there aren't many who have this talent. Howard Roberts also played with a strong and interesting rhythmic sense and his choice of comping chords is without equal; i.e. he was interesting to listen to even when he was not the featured soloist. Unfortunately he died a few years ago and I never got to hear him play live. The site is a tribute to a great musician and guitarist. I've spent many hours listening to and learning from Howard Roberts. I hope others interested in learning more about a remarkable musician will find this a useful resource.
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