Olivier Robin

Olivier Robin started playing drums at the age of 15, his teacher, a fan of Buddy Rich, encouraged him to listen to Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Tony Williams.

He cut his teeth in a local club and moved to Paris in the mid-80s where he studied classical percussion at the conservatory. At the same time he tours regularly in Germany with a Berlin Free-Jazz group.

In July 1991 he participated in the “Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music” where he studied with drummer and teacher Keith Copeland and performed on this occasion with Kenny Wheeler and Steve Coleman.

In 2004, he created a Quintet with Sébastien Jarrousse which released two records favorably received by critics, “Tribulation” and “Dream Time”. Creation in 2005 at the Tarmac in La Villette of the Jazz-Théâtre show "A Love Suprême" in homage to John Coltrane which enjoyed great success, toured in around ten...

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Olivier Robin Albums

1 record