The brilliant singer CHRISTINE TOBIN and top UK guitarist PHIL ROBSON will be at Jazznights at The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Suffolk, CO10 8PX On Sunday 3rd August 2014 with the Jazznights Trio.

Christine Tobin + Phil Robson at Jazznights: The Cherry Tree on 5th August. The hit of the London Jazz Festival with their double bill concert at the Purcell Room, RFH, Christine & Phil appear together at Jazznights for what will be an extra special night. Christine has won the Jazznights Christine Tobbin & Phil Robson 050812 (104)“Best Vocalist” category in the BBC Jazz Awards and Phil won “Best Jazz Musician of the Year” in the recent Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Christine Tobin’s sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described by the Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice” while praising her both for the poetry of her compositions and her golden voice. Much of her repertoire is self-penned and Tobin has received many accolades for her skills as a writer and arranger. Romantic and radical, Christine is a musical free spirit who blurs the lines to create her own unique style that is streetwise and eclectic. In 2008 she was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards.

Her versatility and musical integrity has ensured that she is a much in demand guest with other bands. She has been invited to record and work with a long list that includes: Billy Childs, BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs, Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler, Nigel Kennedy, Billy Hart, Julian Arguelles, Tim Garland, Gary Husband, Phil Robson, Liam Noble, Hans Koller and a performance of a Bessie Smith song in the Mike Figgis directed film, ‘Red, White & Blues’, produced by Martin Scorsese.

“Sexy, gutsy, bluesy and beautiful.”
Lionel Shriver, Orange prize-winning author of ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’

“a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack… She should be on a global stage, rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen.”Jazznights Christine Tobbin 050812 (69)

“There’s a thrilling, dark timbre to Tobin’s voice that moves you like no other singer.”
The Guardian

Phil Robson is a guitarist/composer based in London , UK . He is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings.
Winner of:
1997 -BT Best soloist of the year award
1998 Perrier Young Jazz award for the best instrumentalist of the year.
Winner of ‘Best Jazz Musician Of The Year’ in the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Phil has just returned from a highly successful tour of North America with ‘Partisans’, the UK based band he co leads with saxophonist Julian Siegel. The cult band appeared at Rochester International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Royal Room in Seattle, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in NYC, Dominion On Queens in Toronto, TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival & TD Montreal International Jazz Festival

Phil Robson is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings, as well as being a renowned bandleader & composer. It is hard to categorise his style of playing & writing, as so many influences & experiences have gone into the melting pot.

Jazznights Phil Robson 050812 (86)Earlier, prevailing influences such as Hendrix & Miles, Parker, Kessell etc blend with many elements from the wider jazz world such as Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner etc as well as with dimensions from African & Brazilian music, 20th century composers & contemporary musicians of all kinds as well as maintaining a respect for the entire jazz tradition. He has been commissioned several times to write music & put projects together by both Derby Jazz & Birmingham jazz.

In purely guitaristic terms, a large cross section (Wes, Martino, Hall, Eubanks, Frisell, Metheny etc, etc) are apparent in the mix, but the end result has created an individual way of playing that prompted US sax legend David Liebman to say “Phil is a wonderful guitarist and composer, definitely a unique player. We had a ball and hopefully I will be able to play with Phil again.”

It has been two years since Christine and Phil have been to Jazznights together and this will be a great reunion – do not miss it!

Reservations on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com  Admission £10. Music 8pm-10.30pm. . Check www.jazz-nights.com for further details including location & map.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s