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Fri, 20 Oct


Bennigans Bar

Bennigan’s , Derry - Phil Robson quartet featuring Meilana Gillard.

An exciting band led by internationally renowned guitarist/composer Phil Robson playing a mixture of originals, jazz classics & choice standards

Bennigan’s , Derry - Phil Robson quartet featuring Meilana Gillard.
Bennigan’s , Derry - Phil Robson quartet featuring Meilana Gillard.

Time & Location

20 Oct 2023, 20:00

Bennigans Bar, Benigan's Bar, 13 John St, Londonderry BT48 6JY, UK

About the event

8pm start. Tickets £15. Pay on the door or get advanced tickets (recommended as venue has limited capacity) from

Phil Robson - guitar

Meilana Gillard - tenor sax

Aidan Gray - double bass

Andrew McCoubrey - drums

This  exciting band led by internationally renowned guitarist/composer Robson  will be playing a mixture of Robson originals, jazz classics and choice  tunes from the American Songbook featuring the swinging tenor playing  of Meilana Gillard.

A night not to miss!

To find out more about Phil, hear music, see videos etc please visit:


“Phil Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable...” The Telegraph

"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

Phil Robson is a UK born,  multi-award-winning guitarist & composer who was a seminal part of  the London scene for many years before relocating to New York City in  2015 for five years. He is now based in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. He has  led bands featuring jazz legends such as David Liebman, Mark Turner,  Billy Hart, James Genus, Marc Copland & many more as well as working  as a band member with a huge cross spectrum of internationally renowned  artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Barbra Streisand, Steve Lacy, Vince  Mendoza, Donny McCaslin, Django Bates, The BBC Big Band, Ingrid Jenson,  Phil Woods, Mike Gibbs, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Wilson etc.

In  Europe he is renowned as the co-leader of the cult UK band ‘Partisans’  with saxophonist Julian Siegel which ran for 23 years as well as for his  work with his partner, the great singer/songwriter Christine Tobin.

In New York he is best known for his collaboration with the master saxophonist/composer Jed Levy.

He's also a 'Babel Label', 'Whirlwind Recordings' and ‘Lyte Records’  recording artist with highly acclaimed albums who performs at major  venues and festivals around the world as well as being a renowned  educator who is an honorary ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of  Music) in London.

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