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Robi Botos and Friends

Robi Botos and Friends
Robi Botos and Friends Photo
May 04, 2019 | 8:00 PM
  • Starting at: $35.00
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Series: Season Finale Festival, TD Jazz Concerts
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Presenter: The Royal Conservatory

Romani jazz pianist Robi Botos brings his friends Juno Award-winning bassist Mike Downes; Tim Ries (Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and more); Grammy Award-wining drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy);  and trumpeter and Grammy Award-winner Randy Brecker, to Koerner Hall for an unforgettable evening of phenomenal jazz.

Hungarian-born Romani musician Robi Botos immigrated to Canada in 1998. Shortly after arriving, he caught the ear of Canadian jazz great, Oscar Peterson, and quickly became his protégé. To this day, Botos remains a disciple of Dr. Peterson’s mighty sense of swing and technical virtuosity. Along with this influence, he possesses a deep tradition in Romani, Hungarian, and European folk and classical music. The fusion of European influences with North American bebop, hard bop, and modern jazz has formulated a sound and approach that is original and formidable. 

Robi Botos, piano
Mike Downes, bass
Larnell Lewis, drums
Tim Ries, saxophone
Randy Brecker, trumpet

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