WATCH: Jazz legend Orphy Robinson MBE performing original new work live at the AFFAs!

Jazz legend Orphy Robinson MBE composed and performed new original work, Climate – that’s nature, man live at the 2021 AFFAs! ⁠

With a career spanning more than 40 years, he has played on over 100 recordings, won or been nominated for numerous industry awards, including winning the Jazz FM’s Live Performance of the Year in 2017. ⁠

The past 5 years, Orphy has featured in the top 12 placing in the Critics Poll for ‘Vibraphonist of the Year’ in the historic jazz magazine Downbeat. ⁠

Orphy is regularly invited to perform with internationally acclaimed artists from many genres of music these have included such diverse artists as Nigel Kennedy, Carleen Anderson, Dr Robert (Blow Monkeys) Wadada Leo Smith, Thurston Moore, Joss Stone, Robert Plant, Robert Wyatt, Hugh Masekela and Courtney Pine.⁠

Orphy sits on various Boards including the Ivor’s Academy where he is the Chair of the Jazz genre committee. ⁠
He is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Trustee on the Jazz Promoters Network.⁠
He is on the judging panel for many top industry awards these include the Ivor Novello Awards, The British Composer Awards & The Commonwealth Resounds International composition Competition. ⁠

In 2018, Robinson was awarded an MBE for services to music. ⁠