Roberta Donnay

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We’re proud to represent a multi-talented, award-winning singer/composer/producer, ROBERTA DONNAY and THE PROHIBITION MOB BAND.

Dressed like 1930s mobsters, the band is a modern take on the hot swingin’ jazz and sultry blues of the 1920s and 1930s that will make you want to dance all night!

Donnay’s music and voice can be heard on film and TV, YouTube, and all major music outlets melding modern and traditional sounds together while shining a light on the music history of jazz ancestors who’ve inspired us all.

Among their 10 CDs is a tribute to Louis Armstrong, “My Heart Belongs to Satchmo, on Bluejazz Records. Their first CD, “Bathtub Gin” spent nine weeks on Jazz Radio charts and made the list of Best Albums in Downbeat Magazine.

They’ve appeared and headlined shows and festivals including the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Monterey Jazz Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, Jacksonville Jazz and Montreux Jazz among numerous clubs and concerts throughout the country.

Her latest CD release, “Dear Blossom”, is a tribute to the legendary Jazz singer, Blossom Dearie, and she is touring with that show as well as a solo artist.

As a performer, Roberta has opened or performed with Joey Alexander, George Benson, Bob Dorough, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, John Hammond, Herbie Hancock, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Maria Muldaur, David Sanborn, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones and more.

Additionally, she toured with iconic American songwriter and folk/swing artist, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, for over ten years as singer/percussionist.

Donnay wrote the song “One World” which became the theme for the United Nations’ 50th Anniversary and has been performed the world over at peace events on five continents. She has served as Governor Emeritus for the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy for over ten years.

Roberta is additionally available for clinics and workshops on the history of jazz.

Her awards include ASCAP Composer Awards, Top Solo Indie Artist in Performing Songwriter Magazine and an International Film Music Award.

She continues to work on new projects for recording, stage and film. For more information and videos, please visit her website:


“With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.” – Jazz Times 

“Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band bring to new life the blues and jazz of the 1920s and ’30s, diving deep into the music of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, Ethel Waters, and Ida Cox. Roberta’s “interpretive license is valid for both jazz and blues,” and that she “knows exactly how far she can go drawing inspiration from time-honored singers…without sacrificing a sense of self.”- DownBeat Magazine  

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America.– Critical Jazz 

“Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions…” – All About Jazz

“[Roberta Donnay’s] engagement with the lyrics, her supple sense of time and her soulful, little-girl timbre remind you of Billie Holiday.” – International Herald Tribune