Robin Phillips

Emerging as one of the UK’s leading jazz singer pianists, Robin Phillips is a singer / pianist absolutely committed to both disciplines, both as independent art-forms but also bringing them together to form a unique partnership between voice and hands.

He has a thirst for learning and discovering which has lead him to become a knowledgeable and well-versed jazz musician whose passionate performances are as informative as they are engaging and entertaining.

In ensemble format, his energetic piano trio harks back to a golden age of jazz, but their arrangements have a distinctly modern edge; committed to the past but drawing on modern influences to create a fresh approach to their jazz repertoire.

In November 2019, Robin will launch his latest album, ‘Re-Versed’, featuring world-class jazz musicians and taking on the concept of the ‘lost verses’, the introductory sections of the classic jazz standards that have been lost over time.

In 2014 Robin turned heads with his King Pleasure-inspired vocalese album with guests including Ian Shaw and Anita Wardell. On the album Robin played as well as sang the collection of vocalese solos and he included two new vocalese lyrics to improvised creations by Jon Hendricks and Chet Baker.

Inspired by singer / instrumentalists such as Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, and Bob Dorough, but also jazz vocalists such as Mark Murphy, King Pleasure, Mel Torme and Jon Hendricks, his current passion is unearthing the lost sectional verse introductions to many of the classic jazz standards. He is currently working on a new album comprised of this material.

He has performed at venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street and The Pheasantry venues, the 100 Club, the 606 Club, all three Boisdale jazz clubs, the Hippodrome and a range of regional jazz clubs.

Emerging as one of the UK’s leading jazz singer pianists, Robin Phillips is a singer / pianist absolutely committed to both disciplines, both as independent art-forms but also bringing them together to form a unique partnership between voice and hands.

He has a thirst for learning and discovering which has lead him to become a knowledgeable and well-versed jazz musician whose passionate performances are as informative as they are engaging and entertaining.

In ensemble format, his energetic piano trio harks back to a golden age of jazz, but their arrangements have a distinctly modern edge; committed to the past but drawing on modern influences to create a fresh approach to their jazz repertoire.

In November 2019, Robin will launch his latest album, ‘Re-Versed’, featuring world-class jazz musicians and taking on the concept of the ‘lost verses’, the introductory sections of the classic jazz standards that have been lost over time.

In 2014 Robin turned heads with his King Pleasure-inspired vocalese album with guests including Ian Shaw and Anita Wardell. On the album Robin played as well as sang the collection of vocalese solos and he included two new vocalese lyrics to improvised creations by Jon Hendricks and Chet Baker.

Inspired by singer / instrumentalists such as Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, and Bob Dorough, but also jazz vocalists such as Mark Murphy, King Pleasure, Mel Torme and Jon Hendricks, his current passion is unearthing the lost sectional verse introductions to many of the classic jazz standards. He is currently working on a new album comprised of this material.

He has performed at venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street and The Pheasantry venues, the 100 Club, the 606 Club, all three Boisdale jazz clubs, the Hippodrome and a range of regional jazz clubs.

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