Phil Robson is a multi award winning jazz guitarist/composer, originally from the UK & now based in NYC. Robson has led bands featuring jazz legends David Liebman, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, James Genus many more as well as working as a sideman with Barbra Streisand, Maceo Parker, Charles Earland, Donny McCaslin, The BBC big band & a huge spectrum of internationally renowned artists. He is also renowned as co-leader of the cult band 'Partisans' & for his work with partner, the seminal singer/songwriter Christine Tobin.
Being a homecoming gig as Phil lived in the N16 area for many years, he brings an amazing trio to this festival featuring Gene Calderazzo on drums & Oli Hayhurst on bass. Both these wonderful musicians can both be found regularly playing with the legendary US saxophonist Pharoah Sanders at festivals around Europe as well as with many other key figures of the jazz world.
“Phil Robson’s music, on a first hearing, always gives me that feeling I haven’t yet heard right the way through it to the other side. Yes, there are moments of beauty, external allure, yes there is variety. But there is also a depth which brings one back wanting to revisit, to hear more and more….. I can only describe this group as unmissable.” londonjazznews.com
“Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable….” The Telegraph
"Phil Robson is one the best guitar players in the world today. His musical ideas flow continually and with a seamless logic. He seems to be to able to play anything that comes to his mind. His technique is flawless and is in service to his fertile imagination. One of my favorites and a source of inspiration! Don't miss an opportunity to hear this modern giant!!" Peter Bernstein (world renowned, US jazz guitarist)