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TEDxWaterloo - Roberta Hunt - Megan's Lost Tango and Tired Old Street

Roberta Hunt is an exhilarating jazz and blues musician -- she is a piano player, a singer and currently fronts the band Red Hot Ramble. With her signature rootsy and blues style, one music critic wrote, "Mix big piano with beautiful voice. Add some attitude and a lot of charisma. With a penchant for those you-done-me-wrong songs and her musical roots in the jazz and spirituals of New Orleans: a picture of Roberta Hunt starts to emerge..."A sought-after musician in the Ontario music scene, Roberta's personal and exuberant approach to performance has now mixed with the swing/Lindy dance scene resulting in sizzling energy between dancers and the band that electrifies the audience. Roberta's current jazz, blues, funk collaboration Red Hot Ramble has been stirring up great buzz with frequent performances at landmarks like The Rex Hotel, Reservoir Lounge, Dovercourt House, and now The Lancaster Jazz Club in Kitchener.In addition to performing solo and with her own bands (Red Hot Ramble, Bertie and the Gents, Roberta Hunt Trio) in Toronto, Roberta has also participated in the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans; Davos Sounds Good Festival, Davos; Rapperswil Jazz Festival, Switzerland; Jazz in Mortigliano, Italy as well as local jazz festivals over her career.For more information on Roberta, please visit her website: http://www.robertahunt.ca----In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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