Pete Robbins

Pete was born in New York, November 28, 1978. He grew up in Andover (outside Boston). At six years old, he began playing the clarinet and guitar. He also learned to play alto sax at 12 and 11 years. Miles, Bird, u0026 Dexter were his favorite music. He also enjoyed listening to Yes, Living Colour, u0026 Tower of Power with his family. After attending Phillips Academy (Andover), Tufts University and New England Conservatory, Robbins relocated to Brooklyn in 2002. He studied with George Garzone and John McNeil and Allan Chase. He has recorded or performed with Vijay Iyer and John Hollenbeck, Mark Dresser and Craig Taborn. He also performed and recorded with Vijay Iyer and John Zorn as well as John Hollenbeck and John Hollenbeck. He studied with Allan Chase, George Russell, George Garzone and John McNeil. Robbins is a leader of an ambitious ensemble that combines spacious avantgardism and the melodic punch rock music” (New York Times). He has also been called a “style master” by, “fiercely inventive” by Time Out New York and “a true force” in jazz (pianist Paul Bley). His top-10 jazz albums included “Waits and Measures” from Playscape, “Do The Hate Make Laugh Shimmy” from Fresh Sound/New Talent, and “siLENTZ – live”. Robbins was featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post. He also appeared in The Boston Globe, JazzTimes. JazzWise. Jazzman. Chamber Music America awarded Robbins their prestigious “New Works Creation and Presentation” grant and their “New Works Encore” award for his compositional accomplishments. Robbins served as a guest adjudicator in 2009 for the Brooklyn Arts Council’s regrant program. Robbins also serves as Dean of Programs at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. from

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