“A prodigious pianist who is about to become a national treasure” – Ross Porter CEO Jazz FM 91
“Robi Botos plays the piano with love and mastery” – Benny Green
Robi Botos is no stranger to the Jazz Room having appeared here on multiple occasions as a sideman in various bands and accompanying singers. He is “go to” pianist on the Toronto Jazz scene and he has shared the stage with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Michael and Randy Brecker, Nikki Yanovsky, Branford Marsalis and many, many others. He is a Juno nominee and he even taught piano to Oscar Peterson’s daughter! We rarely get to hear Robi as the leader in a small group format but on Feb. 22 , he visits the Jazz Room with his trio. This may be the best opportunity to experience his sensitive interpretations of repertoire that stretches from “Billie’s Bounce” to angular modernist compositions.
Featuring Mike Downes on bass and Mark Kelso on drums!