Amy Jo Roberts
Amy Jo, also known as “A J”, is originally from Estelline, South Dakota. She began studying the piano at age five. She later added the tenor saxophone and continued studying both instruments throughout high school and college. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in music from South Dakota State University. In addition to various collegiate groups, she performed with several area big bands and spent two summers playing saxophone and keyboards at Valleyfair near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduation, A J came to Florida to perform with Disney’s All-American College Band. Then came an opportunity to play tenor saxophone with “Frankie and the West End Boys,” a seven-piece rock / variety band. She spent six years with the group, performing throughout Walt Disney World including Pleasure Island, each of the theme parks, various resorts, and on Disney Cruise Lines. The band also toured England and Wales.
A J freelances at various weddings, conventions and private parties in Central Florida. She has also performed at several area jazz societies. In addition, she teaches private piano lessons and also plays keyboards and piano for Crown of Glory Lutheran Church located in Orlando.
A J performs wedding classics, as well as new age music by contemporary artists such as Enya, Yanni, and Suzanne Ciani. — Download full bio