Pete Robbins

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Pete Robbins
Pete Robbins, 2007
Background information
Born (1978-11-28) November 28, 1978 (age 39)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone

Pete Robbins (born November 28, 1978) is a professional American jazz saxophonist and composer living in Brooklyn.

He was born in Queens, New York and was raised in Andover, Massachusetts. After studying at Phillips Academy Tufts University, and New England Conservatory of Music, he moved to New York in 2002 and became "a welcome presence on the creative music scene" (Time Out New York).[citation needed]

He has since performed or recorded with Vijay Iyer, John Hollenbeck, John Zorn, Craig Taborn, Mario Pavone, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Monder, de:Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan, Melvin Sparks, and Kenny Wollesen, and has performed at festivals and clubs in the U.S. and throughout Europe.

Robbins's releases are consistently named on top-10 year-end lists by international media outlets.[citation needed] Robbins has been featured in Down Beat, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, JazzTimes, Jazzwise, Jazzman, Politikken, National Public Radio, and DRS-2 (Swiss public radio).

For his compositional achievements, Chamber Music America awarded Robbins with their "New Works: Creation and Presentation" grant as well as their "New Works: Encore" award. Robbins was a guest panelist with the Brooklyn Arts Council and is the Dean at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.


  • Centric (Telepathy, 2002)
  • Waits & Measures (Playscape, 2006)
  • Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy (Fresh Sound, 2008)
  • Silent Z Live (Hate Laugh, 2010)
  • Transatlantic Quartet: Live in Basel (CD Baby/Hate Laugh, 2012)[1]


  1. ^ "Pete Robbins | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

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