LIVE DATES


Welcome to the Phil Robson gig dates page!
Unfortunately all of Phil Robson’s concerts are currently cancelled or suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. We will  to update this page as often as possible as news comes in. Until then, you can subscribe to videos of past performances if you click on the arrow to the left. Thanks.

 

 


March 17th, 2020
NEW YORK National Sawdust, Brooklyn. Cancelled due to Covid-19.
'Against the Grain'. A cultural evening hosted by Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon. Music by Christine Tobin with Phil Robson and Jim Ridl plus other guests from the literary world and beyond!
Full details:
https://nationalsawdust.org/[/expa

 


April 8th, 2020
NEW YORK. THE IRISH ARTS CENTER - 7:30 PM. Cancelled due to Covid-19.
$24 general / $20 members.

Featuring
Christine Tobin, vocals
Phil Robson, guitar
Steve Wilson, alto saxophone
Jed Levy, tenor saxophone
Steve Nelson, vibraphone
James Genus, bass
Alvester Garnett, drums.
From Quincy Jones’s classic “In the Heat of the Night” and Terence Blanchard’s prolific work with Spike Lee, to countless on-screen appearances by the greats from Elvin Jones to the Count Basie Big Band, jazz has played an outsized role in film since the birth of the “talkies.”
Through live performances, mixed media clips, recordings and stories, we feast on the myriad ways jazz artists have contributed to generations of groundbreaking cinema.
Tobin’s Run on 51 is presented by award winning Irish vocalist, songwriter, and composer Christine Tobin and acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson, bringing together some of New York’s best Irish and international musicians to play sets and share film clips and stories about jazz music’s greatest artists and treasures.

Full details:
https://irishartscenter.org/

 


June 19th, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. SMALLS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. Times TBC. We hope this will happen but awaiting further notice due to Covid-19.
Night one of a two night residency.
The Levy/Robson Quartet.
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
Saxophonist Jed Levy and guitarist Phil Robson bring their co-led quartet back to this legendary club following two sold old nights in August 2019. Featuring drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Peter Slavov.
This ensemble was first assembled for a successful tour of Europe in November 2018, culminating in a stellar performance that received critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival. Following their East Coast spring and summer concerts, including a riveting performance to a full house at the Birdland Theater, NY, the quartet makes their first outing to the West Coast. The original music written by Levy & Robson is innovative and contemporary whilst drawing on the vast tradition of jazz, across the whole spectrum of styles. The emphasis is on strong melodies and grooves and the tunes are vehicles for improvisation, allowing each musician to bring their experience and to make them their own. This will be the very best musical melting pot.
'This was high-powered jazz, not by dint of frenetic pace, volume or assertiveness but by the beauty and coherence of the quartet sound that was at once polished but fresh and lively. That’s a difficult poise to strike, even for musicians as able as these, yet for all that they were fully engaged, each seemed entirely in his element.'
– Whitman Reviews @ Wakefield Jazz
'Added to the warmth of his sound and excellent command of the instrument, Levy is an impressive package deserving wider international recognition. Phil Robson is already gaining wider international recognition, as witnessed by the admiring comments on his playing from Peter Bernstein and Wayne Krantz to be found on his website. His great fluidity and fleet inventiveness were, as ever, balm for the ears.'
– London Jazz News .

 


June 20th, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. SMALLS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. Times TBC. We hope this will happen but awaiting further notice due to Covid-19.
Night 2 of a 2 night residency.
The Levy/Robson Quartet.
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
Saxophonist Jed Levy and guitarist Phil Robson bring their co-led quartet back to this legendary club following two sold old nights in August 2019. Featuring drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Peter Slavov.
This ensemble was first assembled for a successful tour of Europe in November 2018, culminating in a stellar performance that received critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival. Following their East Coast spring and summer concerts, including a riveting performance to a full house at the Birdland Theater, NY, the quartet makes their first outing to the West Coast. The original music written by Levy & Robson is innovative and contemporary whilst drawing on the vast tradition of jazz, across the whole spectrum of styles. The emphasis is on strong melodies and grooves and the tunes are vehicles for improvisation, allowing each musician to bring their experience and to make them their own. This will be the very best musical melting pot.
'This was high-powered jazz, not by dint of frenetic pace, volume or assertiveness but by the beauty and coherence of the quartet sound that was at once polished but fresh and lively. That’s a difficult poise to strike, even for musicians as able as these, yet for all that they were fully engaged, each seemed entirely in his element.'
– Whitman Reviews @ Wakefield Jazz
'Added to the warmth of his sound and excellent command of the instrument, Levy is an impressive package deserving wider international recognition. Phil Robson is already gaining wider international recognition, as witnessed by the admiring comments on his playing from Peter Bernstein and Wayne Krantz to be found on his website. His great fluidity and fleet inventiveness were, as ever, balm for the ears.'
– London Jazz News .

 


November, 2020
TOUR OF EUROPE! The Levy/Robson Quartet. 
This is currently being put together and finalised. Full details coming soon!
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
'This was high-powered jazz, not by dint of frenetic pace, volume or assertiveness but by the beauty and coherence of the quartet sound that was at once polished but fresh and lively. That’s a difficult poise to strike, even for musicians as able as these, yet for all that they were fully engaged, each seemed entirely in his element.'
– Whitman Reviews @ Wakefield Jazz.