Christine Tobin (voice), Phil Robson (guitar), Mark Lewandowski (bass)
Irish born vocalist and composer Christine Tobin is renowned for her unique rich voice and original compositional style. She recently relocated to New York, having forged a name for herself in the London jazz world where she lived for many years. As a leader, she’s recorded eleven highly acclaimed CDs and won four major awards. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired folk, jazz and 20th-century classical influences and the Guardian described her sound as 'Tobin’s 24 carat voice’. She can be junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. In 2012 ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, her settings of WB Yeats poems, won a British Composer Award. The following year she won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at Edinburgh Festival for her show ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’, her imaginative versions of Leonard Cohen classics. In 2014 she won ‘Jazz Vocalist of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and earlier in her career, ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards.
Since moving to NYC Christine has created her own multi-media and themed jazz series, ’Tobin’s Run on 51’, which she and partner guitarist Phil Robson curate at the Irish Arts Center in Hell’s Kitchen. Their guests have included Steve Wilson, Ingrid Jensen, Peter Washington, Kate McGarry, Dayna Stephens, and James Genus.
Part of the MADE IN THE UK SERIES supported by the PRS Foundation