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:
www.thejazzpresenter.com
www.facebook.com/backtothesourcefilm
www.pinstripswing.co.uk
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

Dec ’21: Thanking All Of The Guests On ‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ In 2021

We put together this little video to thank all of the guests who have appeared on ‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ on Delux Radio in 2021.

We have had a fantastic collection of conversations with these professional jazz musicians from around the world and others involved in the wider jazz and music industries including: Leroy Jones (trumpet – Harry Connick jr – New Orleans), Brandon Allen (tenor sax – Kyle Eastwood), Anita Wardell (jazz singer – Australia), Jason Rebello (jazz piano), Mark Lewandowski (jazz bass – NYC), Kate Mullins (singer – The Puppini Sisters), Lisa Marie-Simmons (singer and poet – Italy), Steve Fishwick (jazz trumpet), Matt Skelton (drummer), Matt Ruddick (Kind Of Jazz), Nigel Price (jazz guitar), Paola Vera (jazz singer – France), Dom Pipkin (singer / pianist), Tom Walsh (trumpet), Leo Richardson (tenor saxophone), Simon Spillett (tenor saxophone), Roger Lewis (baritone sax – Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Orleans), Jo Harrop (jazz singer), Chris Dean (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), Jamie McCredie (guitarist), Fiona Ross (jazz singer), Quentin Collins (trumpet), Georgia Mancio (jazz singer), Chris Philips (Jazz FM, Jazzed), Clark Tracey (drummer), Amanda Whiting (harpist), and Tobias Menhart (tenor saxophone – NYC).

What’s more, we have even more fantastic interview’s lined up for 2022, including drummer Billy Kilson from New York, Cuban-born Paris-based bass player Damian Nueva from Netflix’s ‘The Eddy’ jazz TV series, Paul Kaufman from the National Jazz Archive, Rob Harris guitarist from Jamiroquai, Richard Wall blues author, and Mace Francis, Director of Perth International Jazz Festival!

To listen back to any or all of the previous shows, click here.

Click here to see the short video on YouTube, or watch the embedded version below.

Aug ’21: Professional Audio For Electric Medway Poetry/Music Video

We thoroughly enjoyed providing the professional audio for a poetry and music video for the online Electric Medway Festival in August, working to capture the sound of the cello (Natalie Rosario) whilst retaining clear vocal recording of the poetry of Jehane Markham, both occurring live and close to each other in an untreated room.

Click here to watch the video.

Aug ’21: Providing Professional Audio Support For Millers Music

We really enjoyed merging our love of professional audio and pianos when we were asked to support Miller’s Music of Cambridge’s live streams and demonstration videos, providing all audio support for these events, and additional cameras in some.

Click on the links or watch the embedded videos:

Ritmuller RS 122 Upright Piano Demonstration Video (audio and additional cameras):

Yamaha C1X Grand Piano Demonstration Video (Clip on wireless mics, piano mics, additional cameras):

Grand Piano Live Stream Demonstration (clip on wireless mics and piano mics):

Upright Piano Live Stream Demonstration (clip on wireless mics and piano mics):

April ’21: Live Jazz Trio Stream From The Dog & Duck, Linton

It was a fantastic experience and a great test of everything we’d learned during lockdown to put on this jazz trio live stream from The Dog & Duck in Linton, Cambridgeshire.

The trio featured the regular Dog & Duck Jazz Trio of Robin Phillips, Louis Thorne (bass), and Jim Free (sax), with Robin producer and live-mixing the stream!

Click here to see the whole stream on Facebook or watch the embedded version below!

Mar ’21: Live Piano Bar Streams During Lockdown

We loved keeping people entertained at home during the lockdown, whilst learning so much about multiple camera live streaming with professional audio.

Here’s the last few streams we did for the Piano Bar at De Luca in Cambridge, as Robin P-iano:

26th March ’21 – Live Piano Bar Requests Stream

19th March ’21 – Live Piano Bar Requests Stream

– 12th March ’21 – Live Piano Bar Requests Stream

March ’21: Robin Joins Delux Radio To Present ‘The Jazz Show’

We’re delighted to announce that Robin is continuing with his move into more presenting by joining the team at Delux Radio, to present a weekly show called: ‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’.

Each week Robin will share his passion for the jazz genre across the ages, as well as focussing on specific albums from his own jazz vinyl collection, showing how certain musicians crossed over between ensembles and albums, looking at his pick of books and films on jazz, and interviewing a different personality from the global jazz scene.

‘The Jazz Show With Robin Phillips’ first airs on Friday 19th March 8-10pm GMT and a new episode will be aired each Friday.

Click here for more information on the show..