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June 2014

The new Jazz Flute album is out! Recorded in both Canada and Bahrain. You can now buy it on ITunes!
Rob Christian Jazz Flute-The Rooster Sessions
Jazz Flute: The Rooster Sessions - Rob Christian

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.

February 2013
Rob has been touring with Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils. 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. Click here for their gig schedule.


Oct. 2012
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.
sugar devils

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!

February 2012

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.


October 2011

Rob is 1/2 of PhoenixCovers! Subscribe on youtube.


What a fun night at Alley Catz!

September 2011
Here's the latest track from Rob's new album Someday Soon. It's called Games.

Download the CD from iTunes! or Buy the cd



August 2011
Here's another great track from the new album. It's called Masquerade.

Download the CD from iTunes! or Buy the cd

July 2011
Someday Soon Rob Christian
Rob's new CD, Someday Soon is now available on iTunes!
Download the CD from iTunes! or
Buy the cd

Here's another track, Quarterlife Crisis from the new album, Someday soon.
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Here's the title track from the new cd, Someday Soon! Available on itunes soon.
Buy the cd



You can listen to Quarterlife Crisis, a song from Rob's new CD, Someday Soon!

Quarterlife Crisis by Rob Christian

To purchase the new CD, Someday Soon go here

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!
rob christian someday soon album art

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's new cd is out! Called Mixtape, it is an eclectic collection of original music that reflects Rob's varied musical sensibility as well as his piano, sax, flute, and vocal skills. The cd showcases
Rob's versatility as a composer with jazz, hiphop, pop and r&b styles.
rob christian mixtape

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.

Dec. 2009

Come see Rob, Quincy and Haley at the Dominion on Queen, Dec. 19.

rob at dominion on queen


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.

The ROB CHRISTIAN Band feat. MAJID AL MASKATI and QUINCY BULLEN
from Alfio Chieffallo on Vimeo.

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.

majid and robmarisa lindsay rob christian

Ninja Funk Orchestra
played Beaches Jazz Festival Woodbine Park on Sat.
July 18. It was great!


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.

Spring 2009
Rob has joined the cool Jazz/ Funk/ Rock colaboration, Ninja Funk Orchestra.

December 2008
Happy Holidays to everyone! Rob has been busy in 2nd year at University of Toronto (Jazz Studies).

We have loaded a new page of photos from 2008, see the media page.

July 2008
July is a busy month. Rob is appearing at several Beaches Jazz Festival events and concerts. He performed with the Quintessential Boys at the Beaches Press Launch and will be a guest of Quincy Bullen and the Toth Brothers at the Youth Stage at Woodbine Park (July 19, 20) and will be returning to Streetfest (July 24-26) at the corner of Queen St. East and Hammersmith with his quartet.

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.

Rob has been playing sax and flute with the bands 'William the Conqueror' and 'Tranquil' as well as the Quintessential Boys.

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 Farrugia and Mark Keiswetter.

Sept. 2007
Some new pictures have been added to the photo section of the Rob's media page, see page 5 and page 6.

Rob starts Jazz Studies at the University of Toronto. He is moving downtown!

July 2007
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.
quintessential boys cd covermarisa
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@ Courthouse is located at 57 Adelaide Street East, two blocks east of Yonges St, west of Church on the south side. To reserve your tickets email info@quintessentialboys.com. This event is sponsored by the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

June 2007
The Ottawa Jazz Festival was fantastic! Marisa Lindsay's concert was terrific. Rob loved the after hours Jam. Here are some photos by Ottawa photographer, Justin Wonnacott.
rob christian with marisa lindsay rob christian rob christian and marisa lindsay

Rob will be playing sax for Marisa Lindsay during her Ontario tour! Marisa is a fantastic soul/jazz singer from Barbados.

Rob will be joining the nufunk band God Made Me Funky for their eastern Canada tour in July. They will be hitting the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 4, then on to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

May 2007

Rob has learned that he will be sharing the stage for the very first time with his teacher, idol and world's best Jazz Flautist, Bill McBirnie during the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival gig with
Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance at the Hothouse Cafe. Bill will be joining the group for one night only on Tues. June 26. (see the gig page for more details)

The Quintessential Boys CD, Underage can now be purchased online. Buy the CD
It can also be purchased at Chapters/Indigo, Sams and other CD retailers.

April 2007

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.

Rob is in a new all-teen jazz band called Quintessential Boys!

quintessential boys cd cover

The date and location for their CD release of Underage is Sunday, April 29 at the Trane Studio (964 Bathurst St.) starting at 3:00 pm. This is an all-ages event! Tickets are $10.00. Email info@quintessentialboys.com to reserve your ticket.

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.

The tune, ' RJ Blues' off Rob's Get Real and Sixteen CD's, written by his brother
Scott Christian will be aired regulary across Canada on the Max Trax Jazz Cafe. This digital music station is available through Rogers digital cable.

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.

Rob's two newest cd's are now available on ITUNES. (see the cd ordering page)

Rob's summer schedule is starting to get booked up. See the gig page for all the dates so far.

Rob's two newest CDs (Sixteen and Get Real) are now available on CDBaby.
Check it out here.
cdbaby

January 2007
Rob has been asked to be a featured performer at the Brenda Carol Jazz Fair. For more info see Rob's gig page.
read the press release here

The producer of Rob's last cds (Sixteen and Get Real), Eddie Bullen, has been nominated for a 2007 Smooth Jazz Award. Please take the time to VOTE! for Eddie.


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