Kelly Roberge attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied saxophone with Paul Cohen and Donald Walden and received a bachelor of music. Roberge moved to Portland, Oregon to perform with the Ezra Weiss Sextet and study with saxophonist Rob Scheps.
After one year in Portland, Roberge moved to Boston to attend New England Conservatory where he studied with Steve Lacy, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer, Ben Monder and George Garzone. After receiving his masters degree from NEC, Roberge continues to live in Boston where he performs with many unique ensembles including his group Quartet of Happiness (theatrical jazz), The Ezra Weiss Sextet (jazz), the Tami Machnai Ensemble (world music), and the Ayn Inserto Big Band (contemporary jazz orchestra). Roberge has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Japan.
Some notables that Roberge has recorded/performed with include Vincent Herring, Antonio Hart, Michael Mossman, Billy Hart, Mark Gross, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Curtis Lundy, and the band “Boston."
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