Robbie Fearon is a musician based in the West Midlands area. Whilst his primary instrument is the tenor sax, he also plays the alto, clarinet and flute, and composes original material. He studied on the BMus Jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Mike Williams. Robbie has also been privileged to study with musicians such as Clark Tracey, Andrew Bain, Hans Koller, Jean Toussaint, Richard Isles, Jeff Ballard, Percy Pursglove, Andy Panayi and Arnie Somogyi.
Robbie has two bands which he leads, composes for and plays in. Firstly the Robbie Fearon Organ Quartet, which comprises of Robbie Fearon on Tenor Saxophone, David Ferris on Organ, Ben Lee on Guitar and Billy Weir on Drums. This group has been described by the world renowned saxophonist Mark Turner as 'super killing' during a masterclass at Birmingham Conservatoire. Most recently the band performed as part of Birmingham Jazz's legends festival.
Robbie's newest project is the Organized Crime: The Robbie Fearon Sextet, which showcases his burgeoning talents as a writer and arranger, inspired by the work of artists from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and 60s Wayne Shorter through to John Scofield and Larry Golding's more recent work. The most recent edition of this sextet is Robbie Fearon on Tenor Saxophone, Tom Niblock on Alto Saxophone, Sean Gibbs on Trumpet, Ben Lee on Guitar, Dave Ferris on Organ and Billy Weir on Drums. Robbie has performed at venues around Birmingham such as The Spotted Dog, The Adrian Boult Hall and The Yardbird Jazz Club. He is also an active member of the lively Birmingham jazz scene and can often be found playing at jam sessions around the city.
Robbie has many different influences as a musical composer, player and listener, from Ravel to Sonny Rollins to the Beatles. Some of his primary influences on the saxophone include John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine and Eddie Harris. In his spare time he enjoys an active lifestyle and goes swimming and climbing, as well as playing football and doing yoga.
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