The Jazz Rites of Spring

I’ve involved with David Patrick’s fantastic and challenging project for over a year now. The Jazz Rites of Spring takes Stravinsky’s masterwork and reinterprets it for a jazz ensemble of 3 woodwind, 2 brass and jazz trio. Musically it involves a complete performance of the original written material with sections that have been arranged and opened up for improvising.

I love doing this project as it forces me to use my classical training and jazz abilities in equal measure. The band features some fantastic musicians from the UK and Europe. As the music has no conductor, minimal cueing and with frontline either doubling or trebling we’ve really worked very hard indeed to make the music happen!

Since being asked to be apart of the project we’ve toured all over Scotland as well as having a 5 night run in the Edinburgh Festival where each performance was sold out and people were sadly turned away! We also recorded the project after the run in the Festival and a recording should be coming out later this year.

Upcoming performances for the project include concerts in Germany in March and further performances in the UK later this year.

Here’s a link to David Patrick’s website where you can watch a short video from one of our performances.

The Downstairs Jam @ The Vortex

I’ve been lucky enough to play at this Jam Session up in Dalston a couple of times, hosted by guitarist Hannes Riepler, and here are a couple of pictures from one gig I did with Hannes, James Gardiner-Bateman (sax) and Chris Draper (drums). It’s a wicked gig with a great band every week and is definitely worth checking out and supporting the work Hannes does there each week.




Welcome to the website of double bassist Andrew Robb. Here you can find information of his upcoming gigs on the live page. Underneath is his blog which he updates with musical events that he has been busy with and things that keep him inspired.