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2014 Summer Gigs

Friday, July 4, 4 pm, Rob is a guest with Quincy Bullen's band featuring Saya Gray on bass at the Jazz on the Mountain at Blue (Blue Mountain Jazz Festival)
Quincy is also featuring his father, Eddie Bullen. This is a free concert!

Thur, Fri, Sat. July 24-26, 7 -11 pm, at Beaches International Jazz Festival STREETFEST - FREE (in front of Starbucks at Hammersmith and Queen East)

Sat. Aug. 16, 7-11 pm, with
Quincy Bullen at TD Markham Jazz Festival, in front of Jakes on Main, Unionville Main Street

Sun. Aug. 17, 2-5 pm, with
Quincy Bullen at TD Markham Jazz Festival, in front of Jakes on Main, Unionville Main Street

Sat. and Sun. Sept 6/7, with
Quincy Bullen
at the, Cabbagetown Festival

2013

Rob has been touring with Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils (keys, sax and vocals). They recently played in the International Blues Challlenge in Memphis and did a few gigs in New Orleans. They will be touring from March till July all over the USA and Canada including a few gigs in Toronto. Click here for their gig schedule.

Wed. Feb. 20, with
Quincy Bullen at Princess Margaret Hospital, noon-1 pm

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Wed. Oct. 24, with Quincy Bullen at the Pathways to Education Gala

Thurs. Oct. 25, Paintbox Bistro grand opening Gala (555 Dundas Street East)

Friday, Oct. 26, The Dance Annex 527 Bloor St W Toronto, with Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils

Sat. Oct. 27, Dominion on Queen, (500 Queen St. East), Halloween Party with
Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils
irene torres and the sugar devils halloween poster

Sat. Nov. 3, Landmark Showcase @ Mod Club with
Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils

Sat. Dec. 8, Dominion on Queen, (500 Queen St. East), Sonic Blues Night with Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils

Mon. Dec. 10, Rob Christian Quartet, coporate gig


Past Gigs

2012

Sun. Jan. 29, Rob Christian Quartet with Quincy Bullen on keys, Alex St. Kitt's, bass and Robin Claxton, drums, play at the Trane Studio as part of the 'Generation Next: Young Vanguard Series curated by Brownman'. 8 pm, $5 cover.


Thurs. Feb. 2, 8:30 pm. Rob plays with guitarist, Eric St-Laurent at MELANGE (172 Main St. north of Gerrard on the west side.)
Come out and support live music and a new local restaurant! No Cover charge!

Friday, Feb. 10, 9:00 pm, private event

Sat. Feb. 11, Rob plays with guitarist, Eric St-Laurentf for the special Valentines dinner at MELANGE Restaurant (172 Main St. north of Gerrard on the west side.) 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 16, Toronto Auto Show, Metro Convention Center, with Quincy Bullen

Thursday, March 1,
9pm, Rob plays with beautiful singer, Irene Torres at MELANGE (172 Main St. north of Gerrard on the west side.) Come out and support live music and a new local restaurant! No Cover charge!


Sat. April 21, private event with Robert Scott.

Sat. May 26, private wedding event

Friday, June 1, with Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Festival

Sunday, June 3, with Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Festival

Friday, June 22, with Eric St-Laurent, Varley Art Gallery Gala Opening

Sat. June 23, NOW Lounge, for the Toronto Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 24, Rob's funky jazz combo plays at the Winchester Kitchen and Bar for the Toronto Jazz Festival

Thurs. June 28, 3-6pm, with Quincy Bullen for the Toronto Airport Authority

Friday, June 29, 3-6pm, with Quincy Bullen for the Toronto Airport Authority


Friday, June 29, 8:30 pm, with Quincy Bullen at the Dominion on Queen for the Toronto Jazz Festival

Thurs. July 4, Beaches Jazz Festival Media Launch with Robert Scott

Sat. July 14, Rob and Quincy Bullen play at the Unionville Bandstand, 7:30-9 pm.


Sat. July 21, Rob's band plays the New Generation Stage at Woodbine Park for the Beaches Jazz Festival, 1:15 - 4:00 pm

Thurs-Sat., July 26-28, Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest, 7-11 pm. Rob is back at his traditional spot at Hammersmith and Queen St. East in front of Starbucks.
Rob will be featuring a different guitar player in his band each night. Thurs= Elmer Ferrer, Fri.= Eric St-Laurent and Sat. = Neil Whitford. It's going to be great.

Sunday, July 29, private event with
Robert Scott

Sunday, Aug. 12, Rob's band is featured at the new Scarborough Town Jazz Festival, 4:00 - 5:00 pm,
Burrows Hall Community Park, 1081 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON

Sat. Aug. 18, Rob's band plays at the Markham Jazz Festival in front of Jake's on Main in Unionville. (7-11pm)

Sunday, Aug. 19,
Rob's band plays at the Markham Jazz Festival in front of Jake's on Main in Unionville. (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)




2011

Sat. Jan. 8, 2011, wedding private

Fri. Feb. 11, Rob plays with his new band the Resistance at the Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W, 9:30 pm. (the Resistance is: Rob Christian, Bryant Didier and Robin Claxton)

Fri. Feb. 18, Rob plays with KUSH, at Boiler House, 55 Mill Street (Distillery District), 9:30pm

Wed. March 2, Private gig with KUSH

Fri. March 4,
Rob plays with KUSH, at Boiler House, 55 Mill Street (Distillery District), 9:30pm

Fri. March 11 Rob plays with KUSH, at Boiler House, 55 Mill Street (Distillery District), 9:30pm

Sat. March 12, with Rehan Delal -Canadian Music Week Showcase-Factor Breakthrough Series, Bread and Circus (299 Augusta Ave, Toronto), 8-11 pm

Sat. March 12, with Will Conquer at the Hideout, 3:00 am (Sun. morning), 484 Queen St. West, for Canadian Music Week.

Fri
. March 18, with Eddie Bullen and Quincy Bullen, Wave 94.7 Stage at the Toronto Wine and Cheese Show

Fri. April 1, Rob plays with KUSH, at Boiler House, 55 Mill Street (Distillery District), 9:30pm

Fri. April 8, 9pm/ $7, Dominion on Queen with Eric St-Laurent, guitar and Ahmed Mitchell. drums.


Thursday, May 26, 11:30pm, with The Resistance, AlleyCatz, 2409 Yonge Street, Toronto

Sunday, June 5, noon-4 pm, Unionville Festival with Quincy Bullen

Mon. to Wed., June 26-29, with Brenda Carol's band at HotHouse Cafe, 35 Church Street (At Front) 8:00 pm start. (Part of the Toronto Jazz Festival)

Thurs. June 30, 8:30 pm/ $10, Rob plays with Quincy Bulllen at the
Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St. East) as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival.

Tues., July 12, 7:30 pm,with
Quincy Bullen at the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, July 15, 6:00 pm, Beaches International Jazz Festival, with the
Quincy Bullen Band at the New Generation Stage, Woodbine Park, with Ricky Lewis, drums and Marlon Pennant, bass.


Thurs, Fri., Sat., July 21-23, 7 pm-11pm,Beaches International Jazz Festival, Streetfest.
Note that Rob is playing at a new location along Queen: 1919 Queen St. E. (Kew Beachside Living), west of Woodbine past the firehall on the south side.

Friday, Aug. 19, Princess Margaret Hospital event, noon-1:30 pm

Fri. Aug. 19, Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. East, 8:30 pm/ $7. With special guest, Lucian Gray


Sat. Aug. 20, 7-11 pm, Markham Jazz Festival, Unionville Main Street in front of Jake's on Main.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 5-9 pm,
Markham Jazz Festival, Unionville Main Street in front of Jake's on Main.

Sat., Aug. 27, noon, Rob Christian Band at the Scarborough Town Jazzfest, Burrowes Hall Community Center Park, Scarborough, 1081 Progress Avenue, Scarborough.
Scarborough Town Jazz Festival


Sun. Sept. 25, private/ wedding

Mon. Sept. 26, Rob plays at The Rex,8:20 pm with Matt MacDonald.

Sun. Oct. 2, private/wedding with Quincy Bullen

Thurs. Oct. 6, Rob plays at Alley Catz (2409 YONGE ST Just North of Eglinton) for the industry showcase,
"
LOCAL MUSIC IS SEXY" hosted by Karen Figueira

Thurs. Oct. 20, with Quincy Bullen for a Pathways fundraising event

Sat. Oct. 22, 8 pm, with Brownman, Miles Davis Tribute, Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst St., north of Bloor St.

Thurs. Nov. 17, at the Dominion on Queen, (500 Queen St. East, Toronto), 8:30 pm. Opening for Cardinal Chase + Usual Suspects.

Friday, Nov. 18, Atwash,
419 College St. Toronto on Friday, Nov. 19, 10:30 pm till 2:00 am. Playing with his band, The Resistance (Robin Claxton, Neil Whitford and Tim Smith)

Mon. Oct. 24, private/ corporate gig

Fri. Dec. 2, Princess Margaret Hospital with Robert Scott

Wed. Dec. 21, playing with Robert Scott, Private Event

2010
Sat. Jan. 16, Rob Christian Band at the Rivoli, 9pm with Haley Small, $5

Sat. Feb. 14, with Haley Small and Majid Al Maskati at the Annex Live , 9pm.

Feb. 17, Rob joins Jackie Richardson, Quincy Bullen, Andrew Ford and Haley Small with Musical Director, Eddie Bullen for the Nelson Mandella's Children's Fund (Canada), Hands of Hope Auction
.
nelson mandella childrens fund event flyer

Thurs. Feb. 25, Ninja Funk Orchestra with La Nai Gabriel's Free People at Clinton's Tavern.

Sat. March 20, Rob's band, Champion Sound at the Annex Live (296 Brunswick, at Bloor), 9pm.
Champion Sound
is:

Haley Small (On Vocals)
Majid Al Maskati (On Vocals)
Rob Christian (On Keys, Sax, Vocals)
Marlon Pennant (On Electric Bass)
Noel Thompson (On Guitar)
Ricky Lewis (On Drums)

champion soundThurs. May 13, Rob plays with KUSH for the Lend to End fundraiser, Alice Fazooli's, 294 Adelaide St. West.

Fri, May 14, Rob plays with the Winston Matsushita's Jazz Explosion at the
Annex Live (296 Brunswick, at Bloor), 9pm, $7 cover.

Sun. May 30, Rob performs with
Quincy Bullen and other special guests at a fundraiser for the Sharon Temple.

Sun. June 6, with
Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Festival , 12-4pm.

Wed. June 16, with
Quincy Bullen for the Markham Board of Trade, Markham Civic Center, 5:30 till 7:30 pm.

Thurs. July 1, with Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Canada Day Festival, 12-4pm

Friday
, July 2, with Quincy Bullen and Jenna Glatt at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St. East), 8:30 pm. (as part of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival)

Thurs., Fri, Sat., July 22-24,. Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest, 7-11 pm.

Mon. Aug. 2, with
Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Simcoe Day Festival, 12-4pm

Tues. Aug. 10, with
Quincy Bullen at the Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm (part of their Jazz Concert Series)

Sunday, Aug. 15, with Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Jazz on Main event, 5-9 pm pm

Fri., Aug. 20/21, with
Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Jazz on Main event, 7-11 pm

Sun. Aug. 22, Rob plays for Quincy Bullen's CD release party on Sunday, Aug. 22, 7 pm, at Annex Live (296 Brunswick, at Bloor).

Sunday, Oct.24, private event with Robert Scott

Monday, Oct. 25, private event with
Quincy Bullen

Sun.
Nov. 7, private event

Tues. Nov. 9, with KUSH, private event

Fri. Nov. 12, private event
at the Bell Lightbox with Quincy Bullen

Mon. Nov. 15, in Vancouver with KUSH, private event

Friday, Nov. 19, Clarendon, Ottawa with the Eddie Bullen Band and jazz singer, CiCi.

Sat. Nov. 20, The SAW Gallery, Ottawa with the
Eddie Bullen Band and jazz singer, CiCi.

Wed.
Dec. 1, in Montreal with KUSH, private event


Thurs. Dec. 16, private event with Robert Scott

2009
Jan. 10, with William the Conqueror at the Rivoli, Queen St. West, $5.00

Feb. 1 - 3, Rob will be a guest at the 2nd Annual Brenda Carol Renaissance Jazz Fair which will be taking place at the Renaissance Cafe, 1938 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON starting at 8:00 pm each night. General admission tickets (no reservations) are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.
More information and tickets are available at: www.brendacarol.com.

Sat. Feb. 2, Pilot Tavern, 3:30 pm, with Norm Marshall Villeneuve's Jazz Message Sextet

Thurs. Feb. 14, with the
Quintessential Boys, Rogers Center, Toronto Auto Show, 8:15-9:00pm

Thurs. Feb. 14, Private Reception, Metro Convention Center, 11:00pm

Friday, Feb. 29, Private event, The York School with the Quintessential Boys

Sunday, May 18, 6-9pm, Artisan Pub Patio, 48 Main Street North, Markham

Mon. May 19, Varley Art Gallery Patio, Victoria Day Festival, Main Street Unionville, 1-5pm, with Quincy Bullen

Fri. May 23, 5-8pm,
Artisan Pub Patio, 48 Main Street North, Markham



Fri. Jan 30 to Feb. 1, Rob appears each night at the Brenda Carol Renaissance Jazz Fair. (The Renaissance Cafe, 1938 Danforth Avenue, Toronto)

Sat. Feb. 28, Rob and guests at the Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. East.

Sat. March 27, Fundraising Gala for A Childs Voice Foundation, with Quincy Bullen and the Toth Bros.

Sat. May 9, Rob performs with pianist Robert Scott at the Gala Opening of '19 on the Park', the new Arts Center in Stouffville.

Sunday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 1, 2009, Rob plays with Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance -Live At HotHouse Cafe 2009, with special guest, flautist, Bill McBirnie. (part of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival) HotHouse Cafe, 35 Church St at Front.

Thurs, July 2, with Quincy Bullen at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St. East), 8:30 pm. (as part of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival)Friday, July 3, with Quincy Bullen at the Unionville Bandstand as part of the Uniovnville Summer Concert Series. (Unionville Main St. and Fred Varley Drive) Sat. July 18, 7:00 pm, with Ninja Funk Orchestra at the Beaches Jazz Festival Woodine Park, New Generation Stage.

Saturday, July 18, with Quincy Bullen at The Trane Studio, 9:00 pm.

Thurs, Fri., Sat., July 23, 24, 25, Beaches International Jazz Festival, 7pm-11pm, Queen St. East at Hammersmith in front of Starbucks. Tues. July 28, Rob plays with Quincy Bullen at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St, as part of the Outdoor Concert Series, 7:30 pm till 9 pm.

Friday, Aug. 5, with Ninja Funk Orchestra at the Mod Club

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14/15, 7-11 pm.. Main Street Unionville, Jazz on Main Festival.

Sat. Aug 15, with Quincy Bullen, 1-3pm, Collingwood Peak to Shore Festival, Village at Blue Mountain.

Sat. Aug. 22, at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St. East), with special guests. 8:30 pm.

Sun. Oct. 3, Sharon Temple Young Musicians Showcase , Sharon, Ontario
sharon temple fundraiser
Thurs. Oct. 15, Private Reception, 6-7

Thurs. Oct. 15, 8pm, Jersy Joes, Yonge St., Aurora

Sat. Oct. 17, Rob plays with the Eddie Bullen Band featuring Marisa Lindsay and Kitorah for the Hamilton St. Peter's Hospital Gala

Wed. Oct. 21, with Quincy Bullen, private event.

Sat. Oct. 22, with Quincy Bullen private function, Academy of Spherical Arts

Sunday, Oct. 25, with Quincy Bullen, private event, 1-4pm.


Sat. Oct. 31, with Ninja Funk Orchestra at Maxwell's House of Music, Waterloo, Ontario

Tues. Nov. 17, with Quincy Bullen, private event, 4-7 pm

Friday November 13th, 2009 with Ninja Funk Orchestra
The Arbour Room, Hart House, University of Toronto


Wed. Dec. 16, with pianist Robert Scott, private event 6-10 pm

Tues. Feb. 2, Rob is the special guest of JP Saxe's band Blacklight at Hugh's Room, as part of their Discovery Series.

Sat. Feb. 6, Rob is a guest at the Brenda Carol Renaisance Jazz Fair
2008

Wed. June 4, 6-9pm,
Artisan Pub Patio, 48 Main Street North, Markham

Sat. June 7, 12:00 - 2:00pm, Unionville Festival, with
Quincy Bullen.

Sun. June 8, Markham Arts Council, Art Awards

Sun. June 15, private function with God Made Me Funky

Thurs. June 19, with the
Quintessential Boys, 2008 Unity Gala, Sound Academy (formerly the Docks)

Sat. June 21, with Quincy Bullen, 12-3pm at Angus Glenn/Kylemore Community Picnic

Sun. Jun 22, 3-6 pm,
Artisan Pub Patio, 48 Main Street North, Markham


Mon. June 23, as the guest of Ori Dagon at Gate 403 (403 Roncesvalles) as part of the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival

Tues. June 24 with Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance at the HotHouse Cafe,
35 Church Street, (at Front)

as part of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival
Featured Players:
Bill McBirnie - flute, Rob Christian - flute/sax,
Brenda Carol - vocals/percussion, Stephen Gardner - keys/backing vox,
Ross MacIntyre - bass, Dave Langguth - drums

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Bill McBirnie
Sat. June 28, Main Street Markham Farmers Markham, 10:00am till 1:00pm

Sun. June 29, Artisan Pub, 48 Main St. North, Markham Village, 6-9pm

Thurs. July 3, with the
Quintessential Boys , Beaches Jazz Festival 20th Anniversary Press Launch

Sat./ Sun. July 19 and 20, Youth Stage, 1:30 pm, Woodbine Park, Beaches Jazz Festival as the guest of Quincy Bullen

Sun. July 20, 6-9pm, Blacksmith Bistro, Unionville Main Street, with Jack Zarowski and Eric St.-Laurent


Thurs. July 24, Beaches Jazz Festival, in front of Starbucks at Hammersmith and Queen St. with special guests.

Fri. July 25, Beaches Jazz Festival, in front of Starbucks at Hammersmith and Queen St. with special guests.


Sat. July 26, Beaches Jazz Festival, in front of Starbucks at Hammersmith and Queen St. with special guests.

Sun. July 27, 6-9pm, Blacksmith Bistro, Unionville Main Street, with Jack Zarowski and Eric St.-Laurent

Fri. Aug. 15, 7-10 pm, Al Dente Restaurant, Main Street Markham with Eric St.-Laurent

Sun. Aug. 17, 2:30 -3:30 pm, Markham Jazz Festival , Main Street Markham Plaza Stage (south of Robinson St. on Markham Road), with Ross MacIntyre on bass, Sean Nimmons on fender rhodes, and Jeff Halischuk on drums.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 6:30-9:30, Blacksmith Bistro, Unionville Main Street, with Jack Zarowski and Eric St.-Laurent .

Sat. Aug. 30
, Main Street Markham Farmers Markham, 10:00am till 1:00pm

Sat. Aug. 30, wedding/ private with Scott Christian

Sat. Sept. 6, Blue Mountain Jazz Fest. 2:30 -3:45pm, with Quincy Bullen

Sun. Sept. 13, Peterborough Jazz Festival
with the Quintessential Boys

Sun. Sept. 21, 6-9pm, Blacksmith Bistro, Unionville Main Street

Sat. Sept. 27, St. Clair Art Walk, 4-5 pm, with Quincy Bullen and the Toth Brothers

Thurs. Oct. 2, The National Club (303 Bay Street) with Quincy Bullen and the Toth Brothers.
(A charity event in support of Healthy Beginnings not-for-profit organization providing nutrition and parenting programs to ensure the birth of healthy children a projects of the Rotary Club of Toronto.)


Friday, Oct. 3, Rob joins Marisa Lindsay and Eddie Bullen's Band at the Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. East, Toronto, 8:00pm, $10.00 cover.

Sat. Oct. 4, Rob plays with the Steve Poloni Band at Church of the Redeemer (NE corner of Avenue Rd. and Bloor for the all-night Nuit Blanche Festival. The Steve Poloni Band starts at 9:00pm.

Sat. Oct. 11, with Margot Roi at Gate 403

Friday, Oct. 17, with Margot Roi at the Dominion on Queen

Friday, Nov. 14, Rob plays with June Garber at the Varley Gallery,Unionville, Homes for the Holidays event.

Sun. Nov. 23, Rob plays at the Varley Gallery Art Opening with Mark Kieswetter, 2-4pm.

Wed. Nov. 26, Schulich School at York University for the Emerging Leaders reception, with Quincy Bullen.

Sat. Dec. 19, with special guests, Quincy Bullen and singer, Haley Small, Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. East, 8:30pm
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