Oct ’22: Robin’s New rep4+ At Cambridge Jazz Festival Nov ’22

At this year’s Cambridge Jazz Festival Robin is performing his brand new album line-up and concept for the very first time. In a development of his existing jazz trio, he is adding electric guitar and cello to make rep4+.

Robin won the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ award at the 2022 King’s Cross Film Awards for his jazz and blues USA road-trip documentary ‘Back To The Source’ Making this film changed the way Robin sees making music and has led to not only a new line-up, but also a collection of original songs inspired by his trip.

At this dinner jazz event, Robin will perform some of his existing funky groove renditions of popular standards such as ‘In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning’, alongside material from his upcoming new album. Adding cello and electric guitar to a band is a unique mix, however each instrument compliments the new songs beautifully, which include songs about New Orleans, Muscle Shoals, and Clarksdale MS, but also about better understanding what it means to be English and reflecting on England as a country.

Guests can enjoy a 2 course meal before the performance, or come simply for the concert.

Weds 23rd Nov 2022, 18:30 – 21:30
Gonville Hotel, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
Tickets: Concert only – £15 / inc. 2 course meal £40

Main booking link.
Facebook event link for info and comments / chat.

Some video links:

City Beneath The Sea – Robin and rep4 perform Harry Connick jr’s ‘City Beneath The Sea’
In The Wee Small Hours – Robin performing with the Dexter Allen Band at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, USA
Full ‘Back To The Source’ documentary – The full ‘Back To The Source’ jazz / blues motorbike road trip documentary on YouTube.


Aug ’22: Best Documentary Feature Award At King’s Cross Film Awards

We’re delighted to have won the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ award at the 2022 King’s Cross Film Awards and Film Festival, for our jazz blues road-trip documentary ‘Back To The Source.

After winning the ‘Best Feature’ monthly award in Dec 2021, the film was then included in the King’s Cross Film Festival in Aug 2022 and was given the annual ‘Best Documentary Feature’ award at an awards ceremony held at the legendary The Water Rats on Gray’s Inn Road in London last week.

For more information about the film including a link to watch the film on YouTube, click here.



Mar ’22: Film Awards For ‘Back To The Source’ Documentary

We are delighted to have received official recognition for our jazz/blues road-trip documentary ‘Back To The Source’ from several film awards organisations.

– Best Music Documentary – Parai Musical International Awards (PMIAs) – Dec 2021
– Best Feature Film – Kings Cross Film Awards – Dec 2021 – To include a screening at the famed The Water Rats venue in London as part of their film festival and annual awards ceremony this August
– Official Selection – New Creators Film Awards – Dec 2021


Click here for more information on the film, which goes public on Sunday 13th March 2022!

Click here for the film’s Facebook Page where you can post your thoughts about the film: Back To The Source – music road trip documentary

Mar ’22: repmusic Presents ‘Sam Miles Quintet Plays Stan Getz’

repmusic in collaboration with Cambridge Modern Jazz Club is delighted to present:

Sam Miles Quintet Performs Stan Getz
Thursday March 31st 2022

Gonville Hotel, Cambridge – 6:30pm
Tickets including two course meal – £40
Ticket only – £15

Tenor saxophonist and Royal Academy Of Music jazz graduate, Sam Miles, delves into the music and life of tenor sax giant Stan Getz at this dinner and jazz event, hosted by Gonville Hotel, in collaboration with repmusic and Cambridge Modern Jazz Club.

The performance follows Sam’s passion for the music of saxophone legend Stan Getz, one of the main proponents of West Coast Jazz and hugely involved in the spreading of Bossa Nova to the USA and the rest of the world in the 1960s.

This performance will include tunes from classic albums such as Stan Getz With The Oscar Peterson Trio and Stan Getz Live At Storyville, as well as some of his classic West Coast and Bossa Nova material.

Sam Miles – Tenor saxophone
Tim Boniface – Piano
Louis Thorne – Guitar
Sandy Suchodolski – Acoustic bass
Josh Blackmore – Drums

£40 two courses and concert / £15 concert only

Click here for a YouTube video of Sam playing ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’.

To book please email sales@gonvillehotel.co.uk

Jan ’22: ‘Back To The Source’ Screening & Pinstripe Réduit Performance

This UK film premiere screening and music event is a joint repmusic-Cambridge Modern Jazz promotion.

‘Back To The Source’ is a multi-award winning music road-trip documentary film by Robin Phillips, retracing the path of jazz and blues in America, from Chicago to New Orleans on a Harley Davidson to connect with the soul of his art form.

The 58min documentary follows Robin’s trip and music experiences and includes interviews with people encountered along the way, including:
– St Louis blues club owner John May,
– Clarksdale tourist chief Bubba O’Keefe,
– ‘The Swampers’ bass player David Hood,
– Mississippi blues man Dexter Allen,
– Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Chief Engineer from 1970s Steve Melton, and,
– New Orleans saxophonist James Martin.

The Gonville Hotel is offering a dinner ticket which will be served during the documentary screening.The screening will then be followed by a one-set performance by Robin’s New Orleans-flavoured speakeasy swing quartet Pinstripe Rèduit, including original music inspired by the trip featured in the film.

The film won ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Kings Cross Film Awards in December 2021, won the PARAI Musical International Award 2021, and was an ‘Official Selection’ in the Best Documentary category at the New Creators Film Awards (Dec 2021).

This is the first public screening in the UK following the World premiere at the Clarksdale Film Festival in Mississippi.

For more info:
or email via the contact page

Cambridge Modern Jazz event page

Tickets including two course meal – £40 Ticket only – £15
Room (B&B) special offer that evening for event attendees – £160

Book by email: sales@gonvillehotel.co.uk or phone Gonville Hotel on 01223 366611