“Robinson’s own playing draws you in with improvisations that have purpose and meaning.” – LondonJazz blog
Matt Robinson is a London based pianist, composer and improviser, working primarily in jazz and contemporary music. He is much in demand as a sideman and recording artist as well as performing regularly in various collaborations and original music projects.
Matt studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the Edwin Samuel Dove prize and a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship upon graduation in 2012.
Since then, Matt has performed and recorded with many leading musicians on the UK scene and is a member of several regularly performing bands including Snowpoet, Flying Machines, Nick Costley-White Quartet, Fini Bearman Group, Sam Rapley's Fabled and Corrie Dick Group.
Matt is featured on several critically acclaimed albums:
Thought You Knew, Snowpoet and Butterfly - EP by Snowpoet
Detour Ahead by Nick Costley-White
Impossible Things by Corrie Dick
Burn The Boat by Fini Bearman
Verde by Yuko Yokoi
Between Shadows by trumpeter/composer Reuben Fowler
Orbital by bassist Max Luthert
Sutures and Stitches and Self Identity by drummer Ollie Howell
The Reasons Don’t Change by Henry Spencer and Juncture
Over the past few years, Matt has also worked on several collaborative projects with composer Nigel Morgan, including a piece entitled 15 Images which also involved textile artist Alice Fox and software designer Phil Legard in combining visualisations and digitally notated scores.
“Matt Robinson, a recent graduate of RAM, is rapidly making his presence felt on the UK scene.” – Lance, Bebop Spoken Here
“Robinson is also an impressive composer and this fact allied to the quality of his performance on this album suggests that he has a very bright future ahead of him.” – Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann
“The long Mehldau-like piano intro to the graceful For Anya highlights resourceful young pianist Matt Robinson’s spontaneity” – John Fordham, The Guardian