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Wed, 06 Dec


BelloBar, Dublin 8

Kaleidoscope Night @BelloBar, Dublin

Robson | Tobin | Kimura perform amongst many others as part of Kaleidoscope Night at the BelloBar. This exciting and brand new trio will be playing original music by Tobin and Robson, plus new arrangements of some classic songs, in their own inimitable way.

Kaleidoscope Night @BelloBar, Dublin
Kaleidoscope Night @BelloBar, Dublin

Time & Location

06 Dec 2023, 20:00

BelloBar, Dublin 8, 1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, Ireland

About the event

Full details and ticket link coming soon.

Robson | Tobin | Kimura

This exciting and brand new trio will be playing original music by Tobin and Robson, plus new arrangements of some classic songs, in their own inimitable way.

Phil Robson is an internationally acclaimed guitarist/composer who was a seminal part of the London and later NYC music scenes for many years, before settling in County Roscommon in 2020. He has led bands featuring such legends of the jazz world as David Liebman, Mark Turner, Billy Hart and many more. As a bandmember, he has played with a diverse spectrum of artists such as Kenny wheeler, Django Bates, Vince Mendoza, Maceo Parker etc. In the UK he co-led the cult band ‘Partisans’ along with saxophonist Julian Siegel and has won awards for both that band and his solo projects. The Telegraph Newspaper declared that “Robson’s inventiveness on the guitar is unstoppable...” and the great US guitarist Peter Bernstein said of him,

“Phil Robson is one of the best guitar players in the world today. His musical ideas flow continually and with a seamless logic. 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!”

Christine Tobin is a multi-award-winning Irish vocalist/composer who grew up Dublin and was at the forefront of the London and NYC music scenes along with partner Robson. Her authentic sound was described by The Guardian as ‘Tobin’s 24 carat voice’ while praising her both for the poetry of her compositions and the warmth of her golden voice. Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences. MOJO Music Magazine said of her ‘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.’ Christine has played in many of the world’s great venues and festivals and she has made 12 innovative and highly celebrated albums under her own name. “Too humane and humorous to preach, and too intelligent to deliver a formula for life, Christine Tobin is nevertheless fascinated by the pursuit of something that might stand up as The Truth”,  Jazz UK J. Fordham.

Pianist Izumi Kimura explores between abstract and concrete, improvising and composing. She is curious about things unknown, invisible and inaudible, questions and explores our roles, cultures, languages, attitudes, and beliefs – through the act of improvising music. She has performed extensively throughout the country and abroad since moving to Ireland from Japan in 1995. She has worked with some of the leading performers and ensembles from both disciplines of classical, jazz and improvised music including Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway, Tommy Halferty, Cora Venus Lunny, Crash Ensemble to name just a few. ‘A fearless explorer of the contemporary music landscape … Kimura brings a combination of feral creativity and technical virtuosity to the stage that belies her calm demeanour’  The Irish Times, and AllAboutJazz described her music as ‘Meditative, subtly provocative, impressionistic and consistently alluring’

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