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Phil Robson’s Organ Trio (1st Show)


Phil Robson – Guitar
Ross Stanley – Organ
Gene Calderazzo – Drums


Originally from Derby, Phil is currently based between Ireland and NYC. He is internationally regarded as a versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings. Phil is also a celebrated composer and band leader. He has recorded many solo and co-led CDs for the ground breaking indie labels Babel and Whirlwind Recordings Ltd.

Phil also co leads the cult band Partisans with Julian Siegel featuring Gene Calderazzo – drums & Thad Kelly – bass which has been a major influence on the European “Nu-Jazz” scene.

He is also a long term band member and frequent collaborator with Christine Tobin, whose ground breaking approach to singing and songwriting is highly acclaimed.

As a side man he has worked with artists as Barbra Streisand, Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates, Maceo Parker and many, many more.

Phil is a wonderful guitarist and composer, definitely a unique player. We had a ball and hopefully I will be able to play with Phil again. – David Liebman, US sax legend


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