“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 any number of singers. He is the “go to” pianist on the Toronto Jazz scene and he’s shared the stage with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Michael and Randy Brecker, Nikki Yanovsky, Branford Marsalis and many, many others. Robi is a Juno nominee and he even taught piano to Oscar Peterson’s daughter! The trio format may be the best opportunity to experience Robi’s sensitive interpretations of repertoire that stretches from “Billie’s Bounce” to angular modernist compositions. For this show, Robi will be joined by Juno Award winning bassist Neil Swainson and Jazz Room regular Ted Warren on Drums.
Robi was raised in a musical Roma family in Hungary. He began playing drums and percussion and moved onto piano at about age 7. He moved to Canada in 1998. His most recent recording “Place to Place” is available on the A440 label.
Robi Botos – piano,
Jim Vivian – bass,
Ted Warren – drums