Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson infuses the Great American Songbook with a sense of discovery and freshness, picking up where Sinatra, Torme, and Johnny Hartman left off. His sound is smooth, emotionally direct, musically sophisticated.

Given such praise, Robinson's appeal to live audiences isn't hard to understand. His style is elegant and refined, but always swinging. And as he works his way through the jazz standards of composers like Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart, and new classics from writers like Elvis Costello and Dave Frishberg, Robinson's delivery is both emotionally direct and musically sophisticated. He's cool, all right, but at the same time his music is fun and alive.

Home Base: San Francisco