Robin will perform in trio format at Annie’s Jazz at Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3AT, on Tuesday 1st August, recreating the classic line-up favoured by Nat King Cole of piano/vocals, guitar and bass. For the performance, the trio, featuring Louis Thorne on guitar and Jay Darwish on bass, will delve into Nat’s unbelievable collection of songs…
The Dog & Duck jazz trio is currently in the repmusic recording studio laying down the ensemble’s first album. Performing at the Dog & Duck in Linton, Cambs every 1st Sunday, the trio includes Robin Phillips on piano / vocals, Jim Free on sax, and Louis Thorne on bass.
repmusic’s energetic speakeasy swing band Pinstripe Reduit wil be increasing its regular performances at Oriole bar in Smithfield, London, from January 2017. The band will now perform at this world-leading cocktail venue every 1st Saturday (including a late set) as well as every 2nd Thursday.
Pinstripe Reduit is the quartet line-up of Pinstripe Suit, which has performed at Oriole’s sister bar, Nightjar in Hoxton, for over five years.
From January, the repmusic jazz sessions at Gonville Hotel will become duo to include an upright bass player. This follows the popular introduction of live jazz at the hotel in 2016, which also sees Cotto restaurant relocate to within the hotel from January 2017.
We’re really excited to announce that world-class jazz vocalist Anita Wardell will be joining the Robin Phillips Trio for a special vocal jazz performance as part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival on 21st November 2016.
The performance will take place at the newly refurbished Gonville Hotel in Cambridge and tickets can include a three-course meal with priority seating. The Robin Phillips Trio will include Jay Darwish on acoustic bass and Alex Best on drums.
At the performance the trio will perform some of their arrangements to kick things off. Then Anita will join the band for some solo numbers, before the vocalists end each set with duets such as the those that appeared on Robin’s 2014 ‘Sing. Play.. for Pleasure’ album.
There will also be a singers masterclass on Sunday 20th November where Anita and Robin will share tips and tricks learned over decades of jazz performance, as well as look at how singers can take more control in performances and become part of the band. Participants will also be able to try out these skills with the same trio that will be performing on the following evening.
The Robin Phillips Trio will perform at Crazy Coqs jazz club in Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly Circus, as part of the club’s Late Night Jazz programme, on Saturday 23rd April.
The trio will feature Robin with Matt Skelton on drums and Jay Darwish on bass, the same musicians that perform on Robin’s latest album (see other news post).
People can get a bandstand view of gigs via the many PianoCam video clips that Robin posts online each week to the various repmusic Twitter and Instagram feeds.
Check out the relevant feed to see videos:
www.twitter.com/repmusicLtd or @repmusicLtd
www.twitter.com/robinpjazz or @RobinPjazz
Pinstripe Suit Swing Band:
www.twitter.com/pinstripeswing or @pinstripeswing
Robin P-iano pop and piano bar performances:
www.twitter.com/robinpiano or @RobinPiano
The new album from Robin Phillips is now available to buy online.
The album was recorded live at Pizza Express The Pheasantry jazz club in London and features Robin with Matt Skelton on drums and Jay Darwish on bass.
The new album is available at iTunes and Google Play and also at CD Baby where you can find more information on the album: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robinphillips3. The album can also be purchased at gigs through a download card.
The De Luca Piano Bar in Cambridge, where the music is presented by repmusic, now has a TripAdvisor page! If you’ve visited the bar please do give us a review!