It's been long time since we've updated this space, sorry. Rob has had a whirlwind year! He toured North America with the Sugar Devils, and Persian artists Faramaz Aslani and Babak Amini on their Timeless Tour. There are some great videos of some of their concerts on youtube.
In January, Rob flew to Bahrain in the middle east to join a a club band for a 6 month run in a top hotel. There he has been playing keyboard and sax. He returns early July. He'll be around all summer doing various gigs, including subbing in with fan favourite, God Made Me Funky, We have updated his gigs page.
Rob has also been endorsed by a wonderful flute manufacturer based in Italy called Briccialdi Fluta. This company was founded by flutists and hand-make their flutes in the old style with real craftsmenship.
Rob recorded a new jazz flute CD which will be released in early July. Entitled: Jazz Flute-The Rooster Sessions. The CD was recorded both in Toronto and Baharain. Watch this page for more info.
Also, Rob will have a brand new website this summer, it's about time we updated it! You can follow Rob on instagram (search robnchrisca) and facebook. There are also lots of new videos on youtube.
Lots of Fall gigs for Rob including some exciting gigs with Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils. Rob is playing keys and sax with this exciting New Orleans style multi-genre band that recently won the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search.
July 2012 Rob is playing three nights, July 26-28 at Streetfest for the Beaches Jazz Festival. He 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.
Rob is really excited to be performing on the New Generation Stage at Woodbine Park for the Beaches Jazz Festival on Sat. July 21, 1:15 pm. He is featuring wonderful guitar player Lucian Gray in his band. Stop by and say hi!
May 2012 Lots of gigs coming up for the summer, see the gig page!
Rob will be playing every other Thurday, 9pm starting March 1 at Melange Restaurant, (172 Main St. north of Gerrard on the west side.)Come out and support live music and a new local restaurant! No Cover charge! Melange will be having live jazz every Thursday!
January 2012 Rob is thrilled to be bringing his jazz combo to the Trane Studio, (964 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario) on Sunday, Jan. 29, 8pm as part of the Brownman curated Generation Next Series.
Cover only $5.
Here's a first look at Rob's new album cover. The CD will be available for the first time at the Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest!
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.
In conjuntion with the new album, Rob will be launching a new website: www.robchristianmusic.com. Watch for it in August!
Rob has been working hard in the studio on a brand new cd. He plans to release it at the Beaches Jazz Festival, Thursday, July 21. The new album is is an exciting new avenue for Rob, featuring all original songs. It has a pop/neo soul vibe and shows off Rob's singing chops. We are very excited!
February 2011 Rob has formed a new band called Resistance. Watch for news on this new project. The band includes: Bryant Didier and Robin Claxton.
September 2010 Rob is interviewed in the latest issue of the Varsity (University of Toronto's news magazine) Read the article here.
July 2010 Rob'snew cd is out! Called Mixtape, it is an eclectic collectionof original music that reflects
Rob's varied musical sensibility as well as his piano, sax, flute, and vocal skills. The cd showcasesRob's versatility as a composer with jazz, hiphop, pop and r&b styles.
To listen to Mixtape go to Rob's myspace page!
New CD coming out on July 22. It will be for sale at the Beaches Jazz Festival. Watch here for details.
April 2010 Rob's summer gig schedule is filling up, check out the gig page for all the dates.
Come see Rob, Quincy and Haley at the Dominion on Queen, Dec. 19.
July 2009 Here are some more great videos from Rob and his band at the 2009 Beaches International Jazz Festival.
Here's a great video of Rob's band at the Beaches Jazz Festival.
Rob had a great weekend performing at the Beaches Jazz Festival to huge crowds. He was joined by his fantastic band, Alex Toth on bass, Ben Weigensberg on drums, Lucian Gray on guitar and other special guests including; singers, Majid Al Maskati and Marisa Lindsay, drummers, Adam Aruda and Anthony Szczachor and his frequent musical partner Quincy Bullen.
FREE concert tonight (Fri. July 3)!! Come to the Unionville Bandstand (Unionville Main St. at Fred Varley Drive) for a free Rob Christian / Quincy Bullen/Concert. Starts at 7pm. With special guests!
June 2009 Rob has finished 2nd year in Jazz Studies at U of T. His summer schedule is filling up with solo gigs, and with other great artists including with Quincy Bullen's Band and Ninja Funk Orchestra.
This will be Rob's 6th year performing at the Beaches Jazz Festival (he played a set on flute during Not Affiliated Big Band's break when he was only 13 years old). The crowd was amazed! (really wish we had pictures from that night)
June 2008 We have added some new video to the media page. Check it out.
Rob will be recording his new album in June. There will be some big surprises on this album.
Rob has many gigs lined up for the summer with some great players. See the gig page for more details.
Rob had a great time on the cruise. He's glad to be back home too.
April 2008 Rob will be leaving on Friday for a gig on the Carnival Cruise ship, 'Sensation', cruising to the Bahamas. He'll be back mid-May.
It has been a long time since this page has been updated. Rob has been busy at school and had planned to be away all summer. He is no longer going to be away and so has been scrambling to put together a summer gig schedule. January 2008
Happy New Year everyone! It's been a long time since this page has been updated. Rob has been attending the university of Toronto jazz performance program which has kept him very busy. He is happy to be studying with Quinson Nachoff.
We are sorry to say that Rob's almost two year run at the Hilton Absolute Lounge is over. The management of the Hilton has decided to discontinue the live jazz. It was great to have lasted for as long as it did. Thanks to the many great artists that joined Rob twice a month especially, Sophia Perlman, Maya Chilton,Marieve Herington, Shannon Butcher, Adrean Farrugiaand Mark Keiswetter.
Rob starts Jazz Studies at the University of Toronto. He is moving downtown!
Rob was on City TV News last night. I don't know how long the link will work, but click here to see the video.
Another sucessful Beaches Jazz Festival has come and gone. Thanks to everyone who came out and said hi and bought CD's.
Rob's Combo is playing at the Beaches Jazz Festival this weekend. Thursday night was full of surprises as special guests, Robi Botos and Brian Dickinson sat in on piano and Sam Dickinson sat in on guitar. Rob's combo changes nightly and includes; Ross MacIntyre and Mark Cashion on Bass, Mike Barrington and Jeff Halischuk on drums, Mark Hererra and Mark Kieswetter on piano and and Steve Poloni on guitar. Saturday night Rob's special guest will be vocalist, Marisa Lindsay. Rob's combo is playing at the corner of Queen St. E. and Hammersmith.
Rob is the sax and flute player in the teen jazz band, the Quintessential Boys and in Bajan jazz/soul singer Marisa Lindsay's Canadian Band. The Quintessential Boys will be sharing a double bill with Marisa Lindsay
at Toronto's newest Jazz Venue, Live@ Courthouse, Friday, Aug. 3. Tickets are $15.00. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Reservations can be made for dinner by calling the Courthouse at 416-214-9379.Live@ Courthouseis
located at 57 Adelaide Street East, two blocks east of Yonges St, west of Church on the south side. To reserve your tickets email email@example.com. This event is sponsored by the Beaches International Jazz Festival.
The Quintessential Boys CD, Underage can now be purchased online.
It can also be purchased at Chapters/Indigo, Sams and other CD retailers.
We've posted a new youtube video of Rob at the Beaches Jazz Festival last year. See the media page (it's the video on the right). With him is singer Sophia Perlman. They are doing a funky version of Summertime.
Rob been accepted to the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music to study Jazz Performance. He has been selected to receive the Moe Koffman Memorial Jazz Scholarship.
March 2007 A clip of the tune, Maiden Voyage has been added to the media page.(Rob is playing soprano sax) This song is from the new Quintessential Boys cd, Underage coming out in April. More clips are available on the Quintessential Boys site.
Last night Rob played with Marieve Herington's band at the Lula Lounge for Jazz FM's Jazz Safari, hosted by Jaymz Bee. It was a fantastic dinner set. Rob then got asked to go along on the bus with the Safarians and join them at their next destination, the Pantages Hotel piano lounge. Rob got to sit in and play three tunes with the fantastic pianist Robert Scott. What a fun evening. Thanks again to Jaymz!
February 2007 Great News!!!! Once again Bill McBirnie (Canada's finest jazz flautist) has been nominated for a National Jazz Award. Please vote for Bill. (click here to vote)
We love Jaymz Bee!!! This morning on Jazz FM, Jaymz was singing Rob's praises and promoting his gig tonight at the Hilton Absolute Lounge. Thanks so much Jaymz.