Featured Guest Artist Reginald R. Robinson

Reginald Robinson will be returning to Hamilton County in October 2013!

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20 years after Reginald Robinson’s emergence as a young, self-taught, against the grain pianist and composer, he has become an internationally recognized pianist, recording artist and educator.

1992 marked the year Reginald’s professional music career began. He was introduced by fellow musicians to musician Jon Weber who immediately funded Reginald’s first demo called The Strongman. The demo was later used as part of his 1993 Delmark debut release by the same name.

In 1995 Reginald scored new music for “Each One As She May” a play by Frank Galati and that same year received a nomination for best original music at the Joseph Jefferson. In 2003 his music was used as part of “Intimate Apparel” a play by Lynn Nottage which was nominated for best music director at the Beverly Hills/Hollywood Theatre Awards. In 2004, he was awarded the rare and distinguished John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Award for his innovation in ragtime.

Reginald composed music for an independent film entitled “Compensation” (2000) and with film producer Barbara Allen on a few works; “Paper Trail” (2005), “Morning Due” (2007) and “Chicago’s Black Metropolis” (2010). Reginald has performed as a soloist internationally and has performed as guest artist with Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and The Chicago Sinfonietta. In addition he has performed with various smaller ensembles such as: Accessible Contemporary Music, Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire, Fulcrum Point and the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble. Reginald occasionally leads his own band The Reginald Robinson Jazztet.

In November of 2011 Reginald was featured in a theatrical production called Keep a Song in Your Soul.

Visit Reginald’s website for more information.

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