Andrew Robb was born in and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. He started learning double bass at the age of seven and became immersed in classical and jazz music. Equally versatile in both styles he has just completed his undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since commencing his studies he won The BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2009 and has performed several times on BBC Radio Three and Radio Scotland as a leader and as a sideman.
As a performer Andrew has been fortunate enough to have performed with international artists such Jazz Messengers trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, New York pianist David Berkman, vibraphone and marimba virtuoso Arthur Lipner, Saxophone stars Peter Ehwald, Tommy Smith and Tim Garland, top Hammond organist Tony Monaco and Norwegian double bass phenomenon Arild Andersen.
He’s currently the bassist in The Alan Benzie Trio, Henry Spencer’s Juncture, David Patrick’s International Octet, Matt Robert’s Bigish Band and Renato D’Aiello’s Quartet
A selection of musicians that Andrew has performed with are:
Saxophone: Tom Challenger, Mark Hanslip, Peter King, Mornington Locket, James Allsopp Julian Arguelles, George Crowley, Dave O’Higgins, Alan Skidmore, Brian Edwards, Mark Lockheart, Martin Speake, Sammy Mayne, Michael Chillingworth, Josh Arcoleo, Zhenya Strigalev, Tony Kofi, Art Themen, Tori Freestone, Alan Barnes, Alex Garnett
Trumpet: Quentin Collins, Percy Purseglove, Colin Steele, Freddy Gavita, Reuben Fowler, Laura Jurd, Byron Wallen, Martin Shaw
Trombone: Mark Nightingale, Rick Taylor, Chris Dean
Flute: Gareth Lockrane
Piano: David Newton, Julian Joseph, John Holler, Barry Green, Kit Downes, Gareth Williams, Tim Lapthorn, Robert Aspland, Brian Kellock, John Turville, Alan Benzie, Gabriel Latchin, Rick Simpson, Bruno Heinen, Sam Leak, Mike Gorman, Malcolm Edmonstone, Paul Kirby, Jim Watson, Jonathan Gee
Vibraphone: Jim Hart, Nat Steele, Orphy Robinson
Drums: Ian Thomas, Jon Scott, Clark Tracey, James Maddren, Dave Smith, Paul Clarvis, Dave Wickens, Rod Youngs, Matt Home, Josh Morrison, Dave Hamblett, David Ingamells, Andrew Bain, Patrick Davey, Jonathan Silk, Marton Juhasz, Ole Seimetz, Chris Higginbottom, Matt Fishwick
Guitar: Jim Mullen, Hannes Riepler, Kristian Borring, Nicholas Costley-White, David Preston, Ant Law, Alan Weekes
Singers: Christine Tobin, Ian Shaw, Polly Gibbons, Trudy Kerr, Brigitte Beraha, Liane Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, Tina May, Fini Bearman, Anthony Strong, Atila Huseyin, Todd Gordon, Rachael Gould, Cleveland Watkiss
Orchestras: The Orpheus Orchestra, The Southbank Sinfonia, Camarata Scotland, Berwick Festival Opera
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