Robi Botos, piano Paul Novotny, bass
Paul Novotny, Juno nominated Canadian bassist and Robi Botos, Juno winning pianist, and also winner of the TD Grand Jazz Award at the 2012 Montreal International Jazz Festival, will bring their joyous musical collaboration to the Leith Summer Festival on July 14th 2018. Novotny & Botos will take the stage at Leith’s Historic ‘Auld Kirk’ to present their emotionally charged melodic standards and originals that are steeped in ‘old soul.’ Their stories pay tribute to Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and others, while their music always engages the audience with an improvised choreography of emotion and infectious rhythm. In 2016 Paul Novotny & Robi Botos released their first duo recording titled Look Ahead. It is rare to find new jazz with deep roots (‘My Favourite Things,’ ‘Darn That Dream,’ ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square’) yet in their hands sounds fresh and timeless.