Arubian born Roberto Antonio Altagracio Stuart has amazed many since his migration to the United States in 1962. Stuart learned to play the clarinet at Public School in St. Albans NY. His gift to play music was recognized by his Junior High School teacher which allowed him to experiment with different instruments. By the time Roberto started majoring in music in high school he had learned to play sweet sounds on the saxophone, piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals. Stuart was well known in New York City area for his talented creations of the Pamoja Brothers, The Natural Souls, Doc Ice and other local bands. Stuart enlisted into the United States Army in 1973 and two years later was excepted into the 319th Army Band where he served as an instrumentalist. He served from 1998 -2004 as the bands First Sergeant and Assistant Conductor. Presently he serves as the Training NCO where he schedules all training for the Statue of Liberty Army Band (Reserve). Stuart has worked with some rhythm and blues finest stars; Percy Sledge, Don Covay, Carol Williams, and RoyC. He has also performed on the same tickets with Clarence Carter, Curtis Mayfield, Denise LaSalle, Jerry Butler, The Manhattans, Edwin Starr and Bobby Bluebland. His name appears on the recording labels of Mercury Records, 3 Gems Records, Alaga Records, Penthouse Records and Tuff Records. Roberto has performed with the Queens College Band and the Queens College Wind Ensemble. Roberto can be accredited for his performance on the great stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. His musicial attributes have taken him into the New York City's finest concert halls around the United States and overseas in Aruba, Panama, Mexico, Canada and Germany. He has performed before First Lady Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, President Bush and a host of Governors, Senators and Congressmen. Stuart is the former Conductor of the United States Post Office Band. Until Roberto got saved he was the manager and lead vocalist and saxophonist of the R&B group The RAAS Band. Roberto resently has shared the stages with Ron Kenoly and Michael English and is studying under Professor Sneed, Gospel Chior Music at QCC and is studying music education. He appears on The Greater Allen AME Cathedal Jamaica, NY's 2007 Candlelight Service Video. April 2008 he conducted the Ringling Brother's Barnum & Bailey Circus Band at the Meadowlands, NJ. Roberto performed for Pope Benedict XVI and Vice President Dick Channy at Kennedy Airport for the Pope's departure ceremony. Nov 11, 2008 performed for President George W. Bush & Senator Hillary Clinton. Stuart is now preaching through his saxophone. He gives all honor and glory to God for the gifts imparted unto him through the Holy Ghost. Which enables him to play and produce sweet heavenly sounds. As he plays he hopes to minister to the broken hearted; to open the eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. He said the God has been good to him and he just wants to be an instrument used by God to bless others. He stays very busy now ministering Gods music in several churches throughout the Greater New York City Area. As of May 5, 2009 Roberto has released his forth CD titled 'MODERN GOSPEL'.
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