Christine Tobin’s A Thousand Kisses Deep brings together one of the most distinctive and alluring voices in jazz with one of the great poetic songwriters of our time, Leonard Cohen, in a mesmerising evening of music.
A series of albums under her own name have charted Tobin’s development as both a brilliant interpretative singer and a songwriter with a special talent for narrative and her latest album, Sailing to Byzantium, on which she set the poems of W.B. Yeats to music, won her an award for best contemporary jazz composition at the 2012 British Composer Awards.
A Thousand Kisses Deep won a coveted Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2013 and features Tobin with two outstandingly creative instrumentalists. Guitarist Phil Robson has worked with Barbra Streisand, Dee Dee Bridgewater and John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, among many other leading musicians, and he was voted Jazz Musician of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2009. Bassist Dave Whitford counts performances with Bill Frisell, Maceo Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Dave Liebman among his career highlights. Together the trio weave magic with Cohen’s profound, mysterious and sensual poetry.