Tobin’s Run on 51
From Raglan Road to Green Dolphin Street

$24 general / $20 members

If this event sells out, email info@irishartscenter.org to be added to the wait list. We will be releasing seats closer to the performance date.


Tobin's Run on 51 Schedule:

Thursday, February 23 | 8 PM

From Raglan Road to Green Dolphin Street

Justin Carroll and Simon Jermyn Quartet
David O’Rourke Trio

Thursday, March 23 | 8 PM

Both Sides Now — The Melting Pot

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Duo Palooza
Ingrid Jensen Quartet

Thursday, April 27 | 8 PM

Rip Rig & Panic

Special guests celebrate the spirit of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more 


To buy tickets over the phone, call IAC’s box office at 866-811-4111

Photo Credit: Des McMahon

Tobin’s Run on 51

3-Part Jazz Series curated by Christine Tobin

“There’s a kind of alchemy at work, particularly in how [Tobin] uses her warmly distinctive voice, malleable, poised phrasing and impeccable intonation to get inside the material and make it personal.”The Irish Times

As seen in Ireland Rising, Muldoon’s Picnic, and Christine Tobin Sings Leonard Cohen

A brand new series of jazz nights curated by award-winning Irish singer/songwriter Christine Tobin and acclaimed guitarist Phil Robson. Each night, Tobin and Robson invite some of New York’s best Irish and international musicians to play sets and share stories about jazz music’s greatest artists and treasures.

Thursday, April 27 | 8 PM

Rip Rig & Panic
This evening’s show takes its title from an album by the virtuosic jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments. His unique boundary-pushing style, onstage vitality, comic banter and political rantings epitomize the zeitgeist of the 1960’s and the reshaping of the world as it was known. A range of very special guests capture that spirit with more music, stories and fun on Tobin’s Run.

Angelica Sanchez

Rahsaan Roland Kirk


Zem Audu/Angelica Sanchez Quartet
Zem Audu, saxophone
Angelica Sanchez, piano
James Genus, bass
Vinnie Speranza, drums

Jed Levy Quartet
Jed Levy
, saxophone & flute
Phil Robson, guitar
James Genus, bass
Vinnie Sperazza, drums

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Christine and Phil will teach a masterclass entitled Find Your Voice on Wednesday, March 8th. Click here to learn more.




 “There’s a kind of alchemy at work, particularly in how she uses her warmly distinctive voice, malleable, poised phrasing and impeccable intonation to get inside the material and make it personal.” – The Irish Times

Christine Tobin is an Irish vocalist, songwriter, and composer. She was an integral part of the London jazz scene before relocating to New York last year. Renowned for her unique rich voice and original compositional style, she has eleven highly acclaimed CDs under her own name and four major awards under her belt. In a five-star review of Christine’s new CD PELT, her settings of poems and lyrics by poet Paul Muldoon, the BBC Music Magazine writes “The Album is a masterclass in songcraft.” The Guardian described her deeply expressive sound as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice.” She has led and produced various projects and in 2012 Sailing to Byzantium, her settings of WB Yeats poems, won a British Composer Award. The following year she won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival for her concert A Thousand Kisses Deep and in 2014 she won Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Christine is also a regular guest presenter on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library program.

“One of my absolute favourite guitarists of his (or any) generation.” John Kelman, allaboutjazz

Phil Robson is a multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer & bandleader. Originally from the UK, he relocated to the NYC at the end of 2015 where he is rapidly becoming one of the major figures on the scene on his instrument. He's worked with many of the greats including David Liebman, Charles Earland, Steve Lacy, Maceo Parker, Barbra Streisand, The BBC big band and many more as well as leading my own bands featuring US stars such as Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Donny McCaslin, James Genus, Adam Nussbaum etc & well as working working with partner Christine Tobin.


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