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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Acclaimed Jazz Pianist Robi Botos Celebrates the Release of His Debut Trio Album, Place to Place.

HIS FIRST CD FOR A440 ENTERTAINMENT, TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY
UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA - IN STORES JULY 5TH, 2011.

“A prodigious pianist who is about to become a national treasure”

– Ross Porter. CEO JAZZ.FM 91

(June 27, 2011) – Montreal, QC. – Robi Botos is a Jazz pianist of Hungarian decent who has quickly joined the ranks of Canada’s elite jazz musicians. Having been mentored by the great Oscar Peterson, Robi Botos has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including a 2007 National Jazz Award for “Keyboardist of the Year”, 2007 NOW Award for “Best Jazz Artist” and First Place Prizes at the 2008 Great American Jazz Piano Competition and 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition.

Place to Place (A440 Entertainment Inc. /Universal Music Canada) is the most anticipated instrumental jazz release from a Canadian artist in recent time. The album showcases the Robi Botos Trio playing original modern jazz such as “Emmanuel”- composed as a gift to the family of Dr. Oscar “Emmanuel” Peterson among other highlights such as the Weather Report- influenced “Place to Place” and “Be Bach”- a take on 18th Century Baroque mixed with 20th Century Bebop.

Also included on Place to Place are wonderful renditions of jazz standards from the Great American Song Book such as “What Is This Thing Called Love”, “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and a re-interpretation of the Wayne Shorter classic, “Footprints”.

On Robi Boto’s playing, 7-time Grammy Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau says “I love Robi’s super sensitive playing. It was a special experience to have him accompany my singing”. Jazz pianist and member of the Branford Marsalis Quartet Joey Calderazzo describes of Robi, “He is a wonderful improviser and has all the tools to become one of the best”.

The Robi Botos Trio will be performing as an opening act for Nikki Yanofsky at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on July 3rd, 2011 at 8:30 on the Toronto Star Stage at Metro Square.

“On behalf of A440, we’re pleased to be associated with such an extraordinary talent. Robi is one of the great piano players in the world and A440 is looking forward to helping him get the exposure he deserves.”

-Richard Yanofsky. President, A440 Entertainment Inc.

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