“a voyage of discovery through an exemplary execution of jazz standards… he brings an effortless deftness to each of the songs chosen, sounding at times just like Chet Baker or Mose Allison…”, LondonJazz album review 2014
“one of the capital’s leading jazz singer / pianists”, The Musician Magazine 2014
“Well Done, Well Sung!.. You show great taste and discretion in this entire compilation…”, Jon Hendricks (jazz singing legend), 2014
“the hardworkin’est, boppin’est band around..piano-led jazz with an edge.. a powerful [band] with talent to spare.” Cambridge Modern Jazz, 2013
“..that rare individual – the young vocalist who harks back to a golden age of vocalists… [but] whilst the roots of his art are there and obvious to hear, he tries to bring something new to the genre…a refreshing glimpse of one of our better young vocalists,” Barry Clare, Just Jazz magazine, 2011
Singer / pianist Robin Phillips was an exciting introduction to the Crazy Coqs line-up in 2015 and is now a regular performer at our late night jazz nights. Emerging as one of the UK’s leading jazz singer pianists, Robin Phillips’ passionate performances are as informative as they are engaging and entertaining.
With Jay Darwish on upright bass and Alex Best on drums, this young and energetic trio definitely hark back to a golden age of jazz, but their arrangements have a distinctly modern edge. Matt Skelton on drums for the April performance
Inspired by singer / instrumentalists such as Harry Connick Jr and Chet Baker, but also jazz vocalists such as Mark Murphy, Mel Torme and Jon Hendricks, Robin’s current passion is unearthing the lost introductions (‘verses’) to many of the classic jazz standards.
At Crazy Coqs, the trio will be performing a collection of classic and not-so-well-known jazz standards, many re-arranged with a modern feel, including material from Robin’s two previous albums and his upcoming recording project.’