Christine Tobin, Irish born vocalist and composer currently based between the countryside of Northwest Roscommon and New York City.There she created, co-curates and performs in the highly successful series “Tobin’s Run On 51” at the Irish Arts Centre with guitarist partner Phil Robson. Themed, mixed media shows, they feature slideshows, film clips, story telling and invited guests who comprise some of the greatest musicians on the NY scene today.
Praising her for the poetry of her compositions her authentic sound was described by The Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice.”
Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences.
“Christine Tobin really transcends glib genre-fication. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired folk, jazz and 20th-century classical influences, which already sets her apart. And everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism, this singer-songwriter is in a field of one.”MOJO Music Magazine
Tobin appears in the most important venues in NYC such as Birdland, The Jazz
Standard, Mezzrow, National Sawdust etc as well as in concert halls, clubs and
international festivals around the world. www.christine-tobin.com
Phil Robson is a multi award winning guitarist & composer having led bands featuring jazz legends such as David Liebman, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, James Genus & many more as well as working as a sideman with Barbra Streisand, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Earland, Donny McCaslin, Django Bates, The BBC big Band and a hugely diverse spectrum of internationally renowned musicians.
In Europe he is renowned as the co-leader of the cult UK band ‘Partisans’ with saxophonist Julian Siegel and also for his work with the great singer/songwriter Christine Tobin. In New York he is best known for his collaboration with the great saxophonist/composer Jed Levy. He's also a 'Whirlwind Recordings' artist with highly acclaimed albums who performs at major venues and festivals around the world. www.philrobson.net
"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
Conor Murray on bass, hailed as a rising star and the best in the new generation of Irish jazz, "plays with energy and a firm tone across the instrument’s full range", The Times.
Growing up in musical rural County Donegal, Conor found a passion for jazz in his early teens, was mentored by David Lyttle, in 2015 moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the direction of Tommy Smith and gaining experience performing in many of Scotland’s jazz clubs with some of the country’s top musicians. He now tours both nationally and internationally also performing with several world-renowned musicians including U.K. pianist Jason Rebello, Canadian jazz star Lucian Gray and New York pianist Michael Kanan.
David Lyttle, described by The Independent as ‘the best in jazz coming out of Ireland in recent times‘, the MOBO Award nominated drummer/composer has collaborated with some of the arts world’s most prestigious figures, including jazz icons Joe Lovano and Kurt Rosenwinkel, hip hop stars Talib Kweli and Soweto Kinch and during lockdown film legend Liam Neeson. He has brought his projects to Russia, the Middle East, SE Asia, China and Morocco over the past two years, and in 2017 brought jazz to new audiences, from cowboys to UFO tourists, in a much publicised coast-to-coast U.S. road trip sponsored by Yamaha and the Arts Council of Northern of Ireland. www.davidlyttle.com
A treat of classy world jazz right on our West of Ireland doorstep!