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.

 


January 26th, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE 55 BAR, Christopher St, Greenwich Village. Robson/Levy Quartet featuring Phil Robson guitar, Jed Levy sax, Peter Slavov bass, Billy Drummond drums. Sets 9:30pm and 11:00pm. This exact line-up toured Northern California in September which included a sold out performance at the legendary Yoshi's club in Oakland. They will be playing exciting original music by Robson and Levy with this stellar band.
'Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….' The Telegraph newspaper.
'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.
'Jed's playing, though, is again tremendous. He powers through themes and solos in a way which ought to seem bland, in terms of the steely confidence of the execution, yet its nothing but full-throated enjoyment. The sort of record which empowers the jazz-repertory tradition without troubling to make any statements at all.' From Penguin Guide to Jazz, a review of Levy's album, 'Round and Round' .

 


Febuary 26th to March 2nd, 2020
TOUR OF PORTLAND OREGON WITH AARON JOHNSON.
Full details coming soon. The tour includes Saturday, February 29, 2020 PDX Jazzfest 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents: 'Not Exactly Jazz' - Aaron Johnson Ensemble 7 PM at McMenamins, Al's Den. Free for 21 and over.

 


March 10th, 2020
NEW YORK
MEZZROW with Christine Tobin. Christine Tobin vocals, Phil Robson guitar & Sam Bevan bass. Tobin brings her trio back to this fantastic venue in the heart of Greenwich Village, playing an eclectic mix of Tobin originals and classic songs from the American songbook and the wider musical world.
'One of the most gifted and original singer/songwriters in today’s jazz world.' BBC Music Magazine.
Two sets 7:30pm – 8:30pm & 9 – 10pm
163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014.

 


March 15th, 2020
NEW YORK Room 623
Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam hosted by Jocelyn Medina
Christine Tobin with Phil Robson guitar & bass tbc
6pm – 9pm @Room 623 (below B2 Harlem)
271 West 119th St. (More info to come soon)
Full info to be posted soon……

 


March 17th, 2020
NEW YORK National Sawdust, Brooklyn.
'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! More details coming soon.

 


April 8th, 2020
NEW YORK. THE IRISH ARTS CENTER - 7:30 PM
$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
Clarence Penn, 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.

 


June 19th, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. SMALLS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC. Times TBC.
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.
Night two 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 .

 


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.