Let’s start the new year with a bang!

NEW YEAR / NEW MUSIC / NEW TOUR

Happy New Year! It’s the trifecta of excitement with so much to happening in 2023!

NEW MUSIC

I’m really happy to have partnered with Naive and Believe Music France for the release of my upcoming album, Impressions of Ella.  The first single, Taking a Chance on Love, will be released January 27!

The album features the legendary Kenny Barron (piano), Kenny Washington (drums), and Peter Washington (Bass). Um…. Yeah, I know… pretty great right?!

So many of my fans have been waiting patiently and asking me for a project like this.  A bit reminiscent of my debut album, “Introducing”, It’s 100% swinging! How can you go wrong?  Original arrangements written by Xavier Davis, the sound will conjure up the spirit of Ella’s versions we all know and love. Of course, while adding my own special touch 😉

Fun Fact -“Taking a Chance on Love” is a tune that I remember singing at Berklee College of music when I was a student. I remember it seemed difficult because of the range, but funny now that I’m older I have no problem with those notes in my lower register 😉 ha ha!  Like a fine wine – better with age 😉

NEW TOUR

I am thrilled to get back out on tour and have the opportunity to perform this new music and   I have a phenomenal trio with me along for the ride!

Drum roll please……let’s hear it for Jonathon Thomas on Piano, Eric Wheeler on Bass, and Jonathan Barber on Drums.

Saturday, January 28th we’ll be starting out a run of shows in France! Sens, Metz, and then 3 nights (Feb 2-4) at Le Duc des Lombards in PARIS!

It will be the first time playing in a club this intimate since my first show ever in Paris at the China Club (JVC Paris Jazz Festival) in 2006! I’m really looking forward to being back in this kind of environment so that I can really feel the vibes from the music and from you, the audience!

February and March I’ve got lots more shows coming and for all you lovers, a special concert with Andre Manoukian on February 15th in Le Touquet, France!

Super excited to be headed to Spain, Greece, and Sweden in March!  It’s been a while since I’ve seen you!

You can find all the dates on my site! I really hope to see you at a show… or even 2?

Xoxo,

Robin

New Single – I Must Have That Man

Hello Dear Friends,

I am thrilled today the digital release of my new single “I must have that man” !

A continued nod to Female Songwriters, The release is a bonus track from one of my previous albums “Mess Around” (2010).

Written by Dorothy Fileds and composed by the legendary Duke Ellington. It was recorded in the original session in 2009 but was never released at the time.  Recorded by master engineer Joe Ferla and features the amazing Aaron Goldberg on piano, Peter Slavov on bass and Mark McLean.

Hope you enjoy the blistering tempo 🙂

Click here to choose your favorite digital outlet

Fall News – more shows coming still

Hello my friends!!!

Don’t worry, I have not forgotten about you, I could never!  It’s just been a minute so I wanted to reach out and say how much have loved seeing you at all the shows!  It has been so great to get back out there and I’m sure you feel the same! Thank you!!!

It was also cool to see spend time with some friends and hear some great music!  I’ve added some pictures so take a peek!

I’ve been really fortunate to play some great festivals and concerts since everything has started back up again.  In addition, I’ve had lots of different great musicians coming and going as well and although, sometimes can be a bit of a challenge, it has been really cool!   In the end, most importantly, We are back baby!

Over the summer…SO… looking ahead!

November 9 – Cormeilles en Parisis (Paris suburbs!!) ALLEZ!

November 10 – I’ll be finally coming to Malaga Jazz Festival 🙂

November 21 – I’m headed to Bastia!  J’adore la Corse!

December 7 – Nice BABY!  Côte d’Azur -Magnifique!

J’espère vous y voir! If you know me at all… I’m getting ready for Halloween but I know Christmas will be here very soon!  This year I’ll be going to Germany to do a few Christmas concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremen.

December 1st in Bremen

December 19th in Frankenthal

Thank you all again for your continued support!

See you out there! Love, Robin

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