Kir Royal Trio perform at The Dorchester for NYE
Robin's duel-vocal jazz trio, featuring female jazz vocalist Kirsty Jarvis will perform at The Dorchester hotel as part of its New Year's Eve celebrations.
The trio will also feature George Trebar on acoustic bass as the harmonising team performing to special guests at the world-famous hotel.
Robin heads to Switerland for Duelling Pianos
Robin will be a feature performer at the Kingsize Duelling Piano bar in Lausanne for two weeks in January.
From 4th - 14th January, Robin will perform with fellow-dueller Drew Chamberlain each night of the week (Tues - Sat).
Robin to help launch the new Porsche 911 (991)
Robin will be performing at Porsche Centres around the country in December to help the legendary sportcars manufacturer launch the new Porsche 911, called the 991.
Chosen to match the high-class appeal of the Porsche brand, Robin will be performing upbeat swing at the various launch events across the UK.
Pinstripe Suit to perform at Nightjar
In the first of what will hopefully be regular public performances, Robin's six-piece swing band, Pinstripe Suit, will take to the stage at Prohibition-styled Nightjar bar by Old Street on Saturday 19th November.
Often restricted to private performances, Pinstripe Suit is very excited about having the opportunity to play a rare public gig.
The ensemble, featuring bandleader Robin, Kirsty Jarvis (vocals), Gareth Lumbers (sax), Neil Penny (tpt), Vilem Hais (bass) and Claire Brock (drums), will perform two high-octane sets, featuring classic swing, and also music from the 1990's US swing revival, as featured in films sich as Swingers and The Mask.
Advance purchase of tickets is advised as these nights often sell out before the night.
Click here to visit the Nightjar website.
Huge variety of performances in November
Robin has a packed schedule of very different performances this November.
His will perform his residencies at Piano Soho (pop requests) each Tuesday, Shanghi Blues (jazz duo) each Friday, and Piano Kensington (jazz night) each Sunday.
On November 3rd Robin plays a Spy-themed gig with saxophonist Stacey Dawson. Robin then performs in trio format at the Old Bank Of England in trio format on Weds 9th and 23rd November.
On Saturday 12th Robin performs at the Savoy's Beaufort Bar with Emma Smith, quickly becoming the most talked about new star on the jazz scene.
Saturday Dorchester performances are on 5th and 26th with a rare public performance of Robin's 6-piece band, Pinstripe Suit, at Nightjar on Sat 19th (see above).
Click here for full gig listings for November.
New trio residency at the Dorchester hotel
Following various previous performances at the World-famous Dorchester hotel, Robin will now be featuring on Saturday nights in the Promenade Bar.
In a line up featuring Robin, bass, and sax, the ensemble will perform both jazz and pop music to suit the mood and requests from the audience. The Promenade is often frequented by some of the World's most famous celebrities and so this regular performance slot is one of London's top residencies.
Click here for more information on the Dorchester hotel
New venue: Boisdale Bishopsgate
Robin performs for the first time at Boisdale Bishopsgate this month, following his quartet's successful performance at Boisdale Canary Wharf for Jazz FM in July (see news item below). His first performance is on Weds 7th September. The next performance after that will be Weds 17th October.
Click here for more information on Boisdale Bishopsgate.
Robin joins the Duelling Piano team
Robin becomes a feature performer with the new UK-based Duelling Pianos company, starting this month. He will perform on 1st September at Avenue on Shaftesbury Avenue and at Billingsgate for the Square Meal Venue and Events show on 22nd September. Following that, Robin will perform with fellow duellers Robbie Peaple and Danny Mills at Vodka Revolution in Clapham on Thursday 27th October.
Click here for more information on the Duelling Pianos company.
Robin will be performing twice at the World-famous Savoy hotel in August. On Thursday 18th and 25th August, Robin will be performing in the beautiful art deco Beaufort Bar in trio format, both times featuring Stacey Dawson on sax. Performances start at 8pm.
New addition to the Phillips household
Robin became a father on July 29th, Amelie Rose Phillips was born at 3am, weighing 7lb4oz. Mother and baby are both doing well.
Jazz FM gig and broadcast
Robin has been selected as one of the hot emerging artists on the London jazz scene and will perform for the Jazz FM Discovery Show on Wednesday 27th July, at 20:00.
Robin will perform with his quartet including Gareth Lumbers (sax), Claire Brock (drums), and Vil Hais (bass) at the new Boisdale jazz venue in Canary Wharf, where the gig will be recorded by Jazz FM.
The gig will then be broadcast along with an interview with Robin on Tuesday 2nd August at 21:00 on Mike Vitti's Jazz FM Discovery Show.
Tickets for the gig are available by clicking here.
For more information about Robin and his quartet click here.
For more information on Boisdale Canary Wharf click here.
For more information on Jazz FM click here.
Poetry / jazz performances with JMT
There are two JMT jazz / poetry performances in June. The first is on Wednesday 1st June at Keat's House in Hamstead. The performance is part of the Ham & High festival and features JMT's 'London Series': a collection of poems with musical support about various parts of the capital.
The second performance is on Tuesday 21st June at Pushkin House on Bloomsbury Square. This performance features the groups 'Vladivostok to Moscow' piece which recounts a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express. Click here for more information.
New Dorchester performances
Robin returns to the world-famous Dorchester hotel for regular performances from May. Robin will be performing in the Promenade Bar as part fo the hotel's feature music programme. The first performance is with bass and saxophone on Saturday 28th May. For more information see the gigs page.
Performances at the new Savoy
Robin will be performing regularly at the world-famous and newly refurbished Savoy hotel on The Strand in London. The first performance is with jazz vocalist Kirsty Jarvis and will take place in the Beaufort Bar on Wednesday 18th May. For future performances see the gig listings page.
Trio performances at Old Bank go twice monthly
Robin's monthly trio performances at the beautiful Old Bank of England on Fleet Street have proven to be so popular they will become twice-monthly from May.
Starting on Wednesday 11th May, the second Wednesday of the month will feature Robin performing instrumental jazz standards with bass and drums. The first of these performances will feature Claire Brock on drums and Chris Rodel on acoustic bass on 11th May.
The last Wednesday of the month will continue with Robin on piano accompanied by acoustic bass and tenor saxophone.
Click here for the May gigs listings for further information.
Late set trio performance at Archduke - 15th April
The Robin Phillips Trio will be headlining at the Archduke's late set on Friday 15th April. Robin will be singing and playing upbeat jazz including tracks from his latest CD: 'Old Street, New Groove'. Claire Brock will be on drums and George Trebar on bass. The late set is from 10pm to midnight and entrance is free. The Archduke is on Concert Hall Approach on London's Southbank.
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Performances at Quaglino's
Robin performs at well-known London restuarant, Quaglino's, for the first time in February. He will be performing vocal numbers on the venue's grand piano that compliment the restaurant's 1930s styling. For further information see the gig pages.
Training with award-winning jazz vocalist, Ian Shaw
Robin begins working with one of the country's best-known male jazz singers this month. Having been a fan of his music for many years, it is very exciting for Robin to be working with Ian as a coach and mentor as Robin continues to develop his repertoire and promotes the new album throughout 2011. Ian has won numerous awards throughout his singing career and performs regularly on the international jazz stage. For more information on Ian, see www.ianshaw.biz.
Performance at The Pheasantry with The Vinylettes
On Saturday 29th January, Robin will be performing on piano with the fantastic 1940s vocal harmony group, The Vinylettes. As well as performing well-known vocal standards from this popular genre of music, the group also performs modern tunes in the same, intricate, enchanting fashion. The Pheasantry is part of the Pizza Express live circuit, taking over from Pizza on the Park following its recent closure. The group's flagship jazz venue, Pizza Express Dean Street, is one of London's top jazz spots. For more information on The Vinylettes visit www.thevinylettes.com