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“She is a facile and deeply emotional keyboardist who establishes her musical territory with muscular performance and technical skill.” Leslie Mitchell-Clarke, The Whole Note Pianist, composer Diane Roblin has lead and played with many diverse groups from hip Rough Trade to renowned avant-garde improviser Charles Gayle. Diane’s studies were eclectic at York University: world music, electronics, jazz improvisation. Her time spent at the Ornette Coleman/Karl Berger workshop and the Dutch Improv Academy have also influenced her original compositions which explore various genres and encourage enthusiastic improvisation. November 2019, Diane released her new album LIFE FORCE .
She was surrounded by her Sextet which is made up of some of Toronto’s most celebrated players: explored by these top notch musicians who were communicating across the ensemble, improvising with vigour and having fun - bringing much energy and joy to the near capacity audience. ”This much anticipated recording proves once again Diane Roblin has something unique to offer jazz fans. Fascinating compositions with a virtuosic ensemble of Canadian hotshots.” Jaymz Bee, JazzFM 91.1 Chris Spector of midwestrecords.com reviews Life Force saying“....this all field hitter does a great job of delivering the goods again without repeating herself. A genuine wild ride you wish wouldn’t end.” Diane has performed in clubs ,festivals in Canada, US, Ronnie Scotts London, Antibes-Juan les Pins,