LIVE DATES


Welcome to the Phil Robson gig dates page!
We endeavor to update it as often as possible. Most of the gigs shown here are Robson's gigs as a leader or with bands which are long term projects. Please click on the arrow to the left to be directed to the Phil Robson Facebook page for more day to day stuff, particularly in NYC. Thanks.

 


July 16th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE 55 BAR, Christopher St, Greenwich Village. Phil Robson Quartet featuring Phil Robson guitar, Jed Levy sax, Peter Slavov bass, Billy Drummond drums. Sets 10pm and 11:30pm. Playing exciting original music by Robson and Levy with this stellar band.
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph.
'Robson performs impeccably throughout, whether he’s contributing chordal washes in support, or taking the spotlight for some intricate, fluid solos of his own.' AllAboutJazz.

 


July 21st, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE 55 BAR, Christopher St, Greenwich Village. With multi award winning, internationally acclaimed vocalist Christine Tobin. 6pm - 9pm. No Cover! www.christine-tobin.com
'One of the most gifted and original singer/songwriters in today’s jazz world.'
BBC Music Magazine.
'She's got one of those voices that can move from pure, pastoral-edged folk whimsy to big angry blues mama in a single phrase; from world-weary interpreter of show tunes to howling rock diva within a single note...............one of the finest vocal jazz collections in years.'
Time Out.

 


July 31st, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Wednesdays, 1:00 P.M - 2:00 P.M. Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Tel (212) 935–2200 administrator@saintpeters.org - Robson will be one of the many featured soloists with Peter Leitch's New Life Orchestra among a host of other great players such as Steve Wilson, Jed Levy, Duane Eubanks, Bill Mobley and many more. Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer. A suggested $10.00 donation to offset production costs may be given at the door. Swinging large ensemble playing Peter's great original music.

 


August 2nd, 2019
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK. 23Arts Summer Music Fest: Bernstein's Side. Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY, 12485 United States. 7:00 PM 8:30 PM. FREE ADMISSION. featuring
Aaron Johnson
Phil Robson
Mark Lewandowski
Charles Goold
Michael Figueiredo.
“Jazz is the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style.” Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein’s compositions, perhaps the best known being his Broadway smash hit West Side Story, has inspired the likes of Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, and countless other masters of jazz’s past. Young master swing musician and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Johnson leads a quartet in this premiere night of new arrangements in the spirit of composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein. Join us with the 23Arts Summer Music Festival for a musical exploration of the ways that jazz informed Bernstein’s compositional approach during his career, and the lasting impression his work had on the jazz artists who followed him.

 


August 23rd, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. SMALLS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. 10:30pm - 1:00am.
The first of a two night residency at this legendary venue.
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
Saxophonist Jed Levy has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for over 20 years. In addition to performing and recording as a leader, he has had long standing working relationships with such jazz luminaries as Jaki Byard (a musical mentor, 3 recordings and countless performances), Don Patterson, Jack McDuff, Ron McClure, and Headhunters drummer Mike Clark (2 CD's and new projects in the works.)
He has also been fortunate to have worked with, Junior Mance, Eddie Henderson, Jack Walrath,The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Kevin Mahogany, Gene Bertoncini, Don Friedman, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Chico O'Farrill, Attilla Zollar, Groove Holmes, Tom Harrell, and many others. He brings this great band together to play original music by Levy and Robson.

 


August 24th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. SMALLS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. 10:30pm - 1:00am.
The second of a two night residency at this legendary venue.
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
Saxophonist Jed Levy has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for over 20 years. In addition to performing and recording as a leader, he has had long standing working relationships with such jazz luminaries as Jaki Byard (a musical mentor, 3 recordings and countless performances), Don Patterson, Jack McDuff, Ron McClure, and Headhunters drummer Mike Clark (2 CD's and new projects in the works.)
He has also been fortunate to have worked with, Junior Mance, Eddie Henderson, Jack Walrath,The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Shirley Scott, Kevin Mahogany, Gene Bertoncini, Don Friedman, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Chico O'Farrill, Attilla Zollar, Groove Holmes, Tom Harrell, and many others. He brings this great band together to play original music by Levy and Robson.

 


August 27th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE. 132 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011.
Christine Tobin presents her award winning and highly acclaimed musical settings of W. B. Yeats poems, 'Sailing To Byzantium'.
Christine Tobin - voice
Phil Robson - guitar
Jim Ridl - piano
Matt Brewer - bass
Lauren Riley-Rigby - cello.

“Tobin gets the combination just right, giving emphasis to Yeats’ imagery and emotions, highlighting the subtler nuances, and opening the poems up to offer a new experience.” – All About Jazz

**** “There’s a thrilling, dark timbre to Tobin’s voice that moves you like no other singer… there are no weak spots in this excellent collection” – The Guardian

Renowned Irish jazz singer Christine Tobin performs Sailing to Byzantium, a collection of original songs written to twelve poems by W.B Yeats. This live performance will feature the songs from Tobin’s acclaimed 2012 album, which won a 2012 British Composer Award. For this ambitious project, Tobin selected a range of her favorite Yeats poems, from early work through to his final collection, including such beloved works as “When You Are Old” and “The Second Coming.” The broad palette of harmony and color throughout this collection draws on influences from folk, jazz, and twentieth century classical music.
This one night only live performance is the perfect program for music and poetry lovers alike. Don’t miss it!

Ticket Price: $25
Member Price: $10.

 


August 30th, 2019
MAUREEN'S JAZZ CELLAR, NYACK, NY.
Jed Levy - sax
Phil Robson - guitar
Peter Slavov - bass
Clarence Penn - drums
Jed Levy brings this amazing band to Maureen's for the first time. They'll be playing exciting original music composed by Levy and Robson.
SHOWTIMES 8PM (ONE SHOW ONLY)
MUSIC CHARGE $20
DOORS 6PM.

 


September 4th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE BAR NEXT DOOR. La Lanterna Di Vittorio, 129 MacDougal St, NY 10012. Sets at 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $12.00 cover-all night.
Phil Robson Trio featuring Phil Robson guitar, Sam Bevan bass, Charles Goold drums. This gig is a substitution for Jonathan Kreisburg's regular slot, so it may, or may not appear in the BND listings! We'll be there however playing a mixture of standards, jazz classics and exciting originals in this lovely, intimate room. Great food and drinks too!
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph.
'Robson performs impeccably throughout, whether he’s contributing chordal washes in support, or taking the spotlight for some intricate, fluid solos of his own.' AllAboutJazz.

 


September 9th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE 55 BAR, Christopher St, Greenwich Village. Phil Robson/JedLevy Quartet featuring Phil Robson guitar, Jed Levy sax, Peter Slavov bass, Billy Drummond drums. Sets 10pm and 11:30pm. Playing exciting original music by Robson and Levy with this stellar band.
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph.
'Robson performs impeccably throughout, whether he’s contributing chordal washes in support, or taking the spotlight for some intricate, fluid solos of his own.' AllAboutJazz.

 


September 11th, 2019
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. YOSHI's. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 238-9200. Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. $23.00 - $49.00
Saxophonist Jed Levy and guitarist Phil Robson bring a new quartet to California, featuring drummer Billy Drummond 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 Phil & Jed 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.

 


September 14th, 2019
CALIFORNIA - SEQUOIA ROOM AT THE NORTH COAST BREWERY, 444 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, USA. 7:30 pm for two 45-minute sets. $25.00
Saxophonist Jed Levy and guitarist Phil Robson bring a new quartet to California, featuring drummer Billy Drummond 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 Phil & Jed 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

 

September 19th, 2019
CANTERBURY, KENT, UK. Jazz Upstairs At The Parrot. 8PM.
'The fantastic Phil Robson Trio, (over from New York) Guitar, With Dave Whitford on Double Bass and Asaf Sirkis on Drums.
We have just managed to fit this intimate session in before Phil hits the road for the UK tour with the band Partisans!
Tickets are going to sell like hot cakes for this so put it in your diary!'
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph.

September 20th - 29th, 2019
UK TOUR. Partisans Nit De Nit Tour 2019 phase 2!

Sept 20th London, Vortex Jazz Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 11 Gillet Square. Venue phone: 020 7254 4097.

Sept 21st Birmingham 1000 Trades United Kingdom
Time: 7:45pm. Address: 16 Frederick Street. Venue phone: 0121 233 2693. This is a Birmingham Jazz gig.

Sept 22nd Scarborough The Spa United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Address: South Bay. Venue phone: 01723 821888. This gig is part of Scarborough Jazz Festival 2019

Sept 23rd Manchester Whiskey Jar United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 14 Tarriff Street. Venue phone: 0161 237 5686. This is a NQ Jazz gig.

Sept 26th Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Bonington Theatre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 161 Front Street, Arnold. Venue phone: 0115 956 0733. This is a Jazz Steps Nottingham gig.

Sept 27th Poole, Dorset Lighthouse Studio Jazz (The Sherling Studio) United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for The Arts, 21 Kingland Road. Venue phone: 01202 280000. Doors open at 7.45 pm.

Sept 29th Bristol. Old Vic. Weston Studio, Kings Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED. Tickets £17/£15 cons. 8:15pm.

 


September 22nd, 2019
SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL. SPA GRAND HALL. With Alec Dankworth's 'Spanish Accents'. 2:30pm. (The 1st of 2 Scarborough festival gigs for Robson that day).
Alec’s long-standing love of all things Spanish provided the inspiration for this group. Metheny, Corea, even Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world.
The band features the beautiful voice of Gracela Rodriugez and the flamenco dancing and palmas of Jesus Olmedo, along with a heady mix of top British musicians – saxophonist Mark Lockheart, Chris Garrick’s gorgeous violin, and Alec Dankworth’s award-winning bass playing interweaving with the genuinely Spanish drumwork of Demi Garcia and guitar of Phil Robson to make this an unusual line-up.
Phil Robson also performs later at 7pm with Partisans in the same venue (see previous tour listing). Weekend Ticket:£100 (£45 Student)
Saturday Day Ticket: £50 (£21 Student)
Sunday Evening Session: £33 (Available from 1 July)

 


October 10th, 2019
NEW YORK IRISH ARTS CENTER
Tobin’s Run on 51 – ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’
This episode of Tobin’s Run looks at the influence of gospel and the blues in jazz. Christine Tobin and Phil Robson with special guests
Michelle Walker vocals, Sean Fitzpatrick piano, Sam Bevan bass & Alvester Garnett drums take a musical journey from the crossroads to the pulpit and beyond. Celebrating the music of Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Andy Bey, Nina Simone & Ray Charles.
7;30pm start doors 7pm 553 West 51st Street, New York.

 


October 14th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. BIRDLAND THEATER. 315 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036. Tel (212) 581-3080. Doors open 5:30pm, show at 7pm. $20.00 - $30.
The Birdland Theater is proud to welcome back The Jed Levy Quartet!
Saxophonist Jed Levy brings this quartet back to the new Birdland Theater again, following a sell out show in April, featuring guitarist Phil Robson, drummer Jason Brown and bassist Peter Slavov. This new ensemble first assembled for a successful tour of Europe in November 2018 under Phil Robson's name, a tour on which Mr. Levy was given featured billing and contributed half of the original music to the group's repertoire. Culminating in a stellar performance that received critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival, both men thought this musical association should continue. In the spirit of this collaboration and as the band has continued to perform together, Mr. Levy asked this group to play his Birdland Theater debut last April. The original music 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.

 


October 15th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE 55 BAR, Christopher St, Greenwich Village. Phil Robson Trio featuring Phil Robson guitar, Sam Bevan bass, Luca Santaniello drums. Sets 10pm and 11:30pm. Playing exciting original music by Robson, contemporary classics and standards.
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph.
'Robson performs impeccably throughout, whether he’s contributing chordal washes in support, or taking the spotlight for some intricate, fluid solos of his own.' AllAboutJazz.

 


October 20th, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Walker's Restaurant, 16 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013. 8-11pm no cover! Duo with Phil Robson guitar and Sean Smith Bass. Playing contemporary classics and standards. Fantastic food available.

 


October 24th, 2019
BALTIMORE AN DIE MUSIK
Christine Tobin with Phil Robson guitar & Dezron Douglas bass
Sets: 8pm & 9:30pm Tix $20 advance / $23 door / $10 full-time
students with ID.

 


October 27th, 2019
NEW YORK RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE
Rizzoli Music Apertivo Christine Tobin sings originals & her musical settings of poems by L. Cohen, W.B. Yeats, Paul Muldoon & more. With Phil Robson guitar & Mark Lewandowski double bass.
www.rizzolibookstore.com 1133 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Street New York, NY 10010 Tel: (212) 759-2424