Osian Roberts

Tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger and teacher.

Press Quotes & testimonials

 “...the star of the show is (Osian) Roberts, whose booming, old-school tenor sound is magisterial and concise”

- John Fordham (The Guardian)

 

Osian is one of Britain's finest saxophone players... His intimate style and warm tone combine with an original and contemporary melodic approach, which make his playing fresh and accessible”

- Ray Clapton (Zorchidmusic.com)

 

...Roberts obviously idolises Rollins... and his solos here could easily cause a few red faces in a Blindfold Test! There's also, to these ears, an occasional influence of the underrated Lucky Thompson. But his sound is soulfully hard and his solos are full of emotion”

-Tony Hall (Jazzwise Magazine)

 

 “...Osian Roberts’ robust, beautifully controlled tenor sax kept up a continual barrage of inspired creation”

-Trudie Squires (Jazzsteps.co.uk)

 

The most important saxophone player to be produced in this country since the late, lamented Tubby Hayes”

- Peter Broadbent (Author: “Charlie Christian: Solo Flight”)