Robin Phillips 'Re-Versed'

Thursday 3rd Dec 2020

Free to view and streaming online at Mixcloud

Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm

In Person Dinner & Jazz on Dec 3rd

£45 - 3 course meal - Max 6 tickets per group, only 30 tickets available per night

Time: 6:00 - 9:30pm

"..a voyage of discovery through an exemplary execution of jazz standards.." London Jazz News

Due to the recent lockdown restrictions, this event has now been moved from Nov 25/26 to Dec 3rd.

Jazz singer / pianist, bandleader, presenter and producer, Robin Phillips, returns to the Cambridge Jazz Festival for the fifth year in 2020, presenting his ‘Lost Verses’ project, at a dinner jazz event at the Gonville Hotel.

Scheduled to be the only live performance with an audience in the festival programme, Robin will perform with his trio plus special guests, performing music from his latest album ‘Re-Versed.’

COVID-SECURE: Gonville Hotel has a very Covid-secure environment with automatic temperature check upon arrival, automatic hand sanitising stations in every room, and the space required to enable social distancing.

Contacts for in-person bookings for Dinner & Jazz at the Gonville Hotel are:
01223 366611 /

£45 - 3 course meal - Tier 2 restrictions, single households only - Only 30 tickets available per night due to social distancing.

The ticket price includes a three-course meal created by the Gonville Hotel served prior to the performance.

Starter options include a seared beef carpaccio or a wild mushroom and truffle velouté. Mains options include a fillet of beef, pan-seared duck breast or Autumn vegetable wellington, and desserts include chocolate brownie, crème brulee or cheese selection.

‘Re-Versed’ is the latest album by UK jazz singer / pianist Robin Phillips and delves into the world of the lost verses of classic jazz standards, ‘re-versing’ them in a series of new arrangements. The ‘sectional verses’ of jazz standards are introductions before the more commonly-known refrain starts.

Originally used as a link between the spoken and sung parts of a scene in musical theatre, these verses often explain and set up the story which is to unfold in the main part of the tune. Many of the verses have been lost over time and are no longer performed as part of the song.

Robin Phillips - keys and vocals
Jihad Darwish - upright bass
Alex Best - drums
Special guests:
Sam Miles - sax
Neil Cowlan - guitar

** Special overnight offer: The Gonville is offering an overnight stay for two people B&B at just £99 when attending the jazz concert on Thursday 3rd December **

The concert will also be streamed live to the Cambridge Jazz Festival Mixcloud channel.

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