Friday, June 22 @ Kitchen Sync
6pm Dinner Seating $100
9pm Cocktail Seating $25
ROBI WILL ALSO BE THE SPECIAL GUEST FOR THE MANITOBA HIGH SCHOOL HONOUR JAZZ BANDS ON SATURDAY JUNE 23.
Robi Botos has been hailed as one of the most diverse multi-instrumentalists of this generation. From hard bop to swing and heartfelt melodic expression, Robi has managed to master technique, all while showcasing his musical expressions in a voice that is purely his own. While Robi is known for being a strong player in the traditional jazz and funk fields, he always incorporates an element of the music he grew up listening to into his playing.
Born in Hungary, Robi, a trained pianist, moved to Canada at age 20. He released his sophmore album, Movin’ Forward, in 2015, which won the 2016 Juno for Solo Jazz Album of the Year. His latest album, 2018’s Old Soul, sees Robi not only venturing into a number of different genres (jazz, funk, soul, and gospel), but he also plays a number of different instruments, including the Harpejji. Old Soul pays tribute to his homeland as he takes you down memory lane with visions of his childhood neighbourhood and through some of his favourite spots in his hometown. This record makes you feel like you have a personal connection with one of the most diverse and eclectic artists of our time.