Early in his musical career, Roberto was a noted child prodigy and obtained a reputation for the quality
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of his musical sounds. Growing up around the guitar created a natural attraction to the instrument and he began strumming it
while still a toddler. It was not the first instrument he attempted, but quickly became his unwavering musical extension.
Roberto was born in Cuba, but grew up in Puerto Rico. He moved to New York city, where he started playing guitar
under the guidance of his father Arturo Tyson, and attended Manhattan's School of Music in its earliest years. From
New York, Roberto's family moved to Florida, where he continued to evolve his musical skills through his involvement
with musical groups in the Tampa Bay area.
Partnering with a childhood friend, Cedric C. Givens, Roberto and Cedric created and released their first CD "Nemesis Bleu"
in 1997. They have continued to collaborate over the years and released the CD "It's Who We Are" with bassist Cheik Ndoye in 2007.
Since the release of the most recent CD, Roberto has immersed himself in the music. He has joined with numerous musicians in
the DC area to create many varieties of music.
He can be heard performing as a soloist, performing with flautist Arch Thompson as the TnT Jazz Duo, playing with the Cachaca
Latin Jazz Trio, with the Sabroso Latin Jazz Ensemble which features Arch and percussionists. Roberto is active with Cedric
and the N-GROOVE band.
Sabroso Latin Jazz Ensemble - Black Orpheus
Sabroso Latin Jazz Ensemble - A Night in Tunisia
TNT - Arch Thompson & Roberto Tyson
JAZZ, LATIN JAZZ & ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Roberto Tyson is available for public, private and corporate concert bookings. Also, he may be reached for sideman work, recording sessions, consulting, educational lectures and clinics.