‘Tobin’s Run on 51’ – jazz series at the Irish Arts Center, NYC.

Christine Tobin & Phil Robson have been curating a series of gigs at the Irish Arts Center, NYC. It has been a run of themed jazz shows involving lots of amazing musicians & also incorporating film clips, audio clips & general story telling and they’ve been a great success. The IAC is a wonderful small theater in Hell’s Kitchen. You can read about the series here:
The next show ‘Rip, Rig & Panic’ is happening on Apr 27th.

On the trail of Pannonica, The Jazz Baroness!

Robson is following in the footsteps of ‘The Jazz Baroness’ aka Nica aka Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter (née Rothschild). He has settled in Weehawken, NJ with partner Christine Tobin, having recently decided to make NYC & the USA his current base. Weehawken is a township of Hudson County & is a mere ten minutes away from 42nd St, Port Authority, NYC. Pannonica was a great patron of jazz & jazz musicians, particularly of Thelonious Monk. Living so close to Nica’s former house (also known as ‘Catsville’ & currently inhabited by the great Barry Harris) has certainly been an inspiration to Robson & he has enjoyed reading the book on the subject by Hanna Rothschild. UK connections continue of course & Phil will be making appearances in the UK from time to time over the next few months. Please see ‘live dates’ for details.

Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter (née Rothschild)

Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter (née Rothschild)

Robson moves to NYC !

Phil has recently relocated to NYC where he will join old & new friends on the vibrant music scene there. His UK projects such as Partisans, Organ trio & his work with Christine Tobin will all continue however, with regular visits to the UK.image

‘The Cut Off Point’ – Review Highlights

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“Whilst comparisons with Lifetime or John McLaughlin’s 1994 album, After the Rain with Joey DeFrancesco and Elvin Jones may seem inevitable, the vast majority of the music here owes little to these groups. Robson is his own man and this trio has successfully achieved what it set out to do, making for a very satisfying album indeed.”
4 Stars, All About Jazz

“This is trio as solo instrument with Robson and compadres as tight and counterpoised as you’d expect… An album steeped in the jazz language of the organ/guitar trio, a uniquely jazz format, yet one that adds a twist all of its own.”
4 Stars, Jazzwise Magazine

“Rapid intensity inviting terrific soloing all round.”
AP Reviews

“This is vibrant contemporary jazz made by three resourceful improvisers.”
The Guardian

Bebop Spoken Here

“British guitar phenomenon Phil Robson hardly needs any introduction, save that his new musical departure is realized by an organ trio offering a smörgåsbord of exciting and imaginative compositions.”
4 Stars, All About Jazz

“That fine British guitarist Phil Robson has found his own contemporary way back into the Hammond tradition with organist Ross Stanley and drummer Gene Calderazzo.”
The Guardian ‘Playlist’

“An album brimful of exciting playing and solos… a stimulating and varied set that shows that there is a lot more to come from Phil Robson…”

Partisans – Summer Festivals

Tonight is the start of Partisans​ great summer of jazz tour.

Thursday 25 June – Glasgow International Jazz Festival
Friday 26 June – Vortex Jazz Club, London
Saturday 4 July – Love Supreme Festival
Wednesday 5 August – Manchester International Jazz Festival
Saturday 8 August – Brecon International Jazz Festival
Sunday 30 August – Norwich Jazz Weekender
Monday 31 August – The Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival

Hope you can catch at least some of these!
Partisans at littlehampton 2008 by Lee Patterson