Robi Botos has been hailed as one of the most diverse multi-instrumentalists of this generation. From the hard-bop style of Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock, to the swing of Oscar Peterson and the heartfelt melodic expression of Mulgrew Miller and Cedar Walton, Robi has managed to master the technique of his idols, all while showcasing his musical expressions in a voice that is purely his own. While Robi is known for being a strong player in the traditional jazz and funk fields, he always incorporates an element of the music he grew up listening to into his playing.More...
Join Robi Botos in Toronto to celebrate the release of his brand new album "OLD SOUL" on February 1-3, 2018 at Jazz Bistro!
Robi Botos is proud to announce his brand new album "OLD SOUL" to be released on February 2nd, 2018! After taking home a JUNO for “Jazz Album of the Year” for his last album, “Movin’ Forward,” Robi Botos returns with a brand-new record that pays homage to his Hungarian upbringing, the early days of his career...
I love Robi’s super sensitive playing. It was a special experience to have him accompany my singing.
- Al Jarreau
Robi is one of the most swingin’, soulful, funky, world class players I’ve ever heard, and he has a technique like you can’t believe. Definitely one of my very favorite players!!!
- Joey DeFrancesco
I met Robi Botos at the Montreux Jazz festival’s piano competition. We unanimously agreed with judges Michel Camilo and Gary Burton that Robi should be the winner of the competition. Since then we played together many times, and it’s always a lot of fun. Robi is also a great drummer.
- Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez