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The Jazz FM Awards 2013: Meet the Nominees: Phil Robson – UK Vocalist of the Year

Phil Robson is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings, as well as being a renowned bandleader & composer. It is hard to categorise his style of playing & writing, as so many influences & experiences have gone into the melting pot.  Earlier, prevailing influences such as Hendrix & Miles, Parker, Kessell etc. blend with many elements from the wider jazz world such as Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner etc. as well as with dimensions from African & Brazilian music, 20th century composers & contemporary musicians of all kinds as well as maintaining a respect for the entire jazz tradition.  Winner of ‘Best Jazz Musician Of The Year’ in the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, he has been commissioned several times to write music & put projects together by both Derby Jazz & Birmingham jazz.