Robi Botos is a Hungarian-Canadian monster of a jazz pianist of Romani descent. He was the winner of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 2012 Montreal International Jazz Festival. In 2016, Botos won the Juno Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year (Solo) for his recording of Movin’ Forward. Robi has been hailed as one of the most diverse multi-instrumentalists of this generation. Joey Defrancesco has stated that “Robi is one of the most swingin’, soulful, funky, world class players I’ve ever heard, and he has a technique like you can’t believe. Definitely one of my very favorite players!!!” He has now been in Canada 20 years and he has solidified himself as one of the most sought-after pianists in the country. He has six albums under his belt as leader and many as a sideman. We are indeed delighted and thrilled to welcome the return of Robi Botos and his Trio to our stage.
“Close to You” at Koerner Hall