In 2016 Paul Novotny & Robi Botos released their first duo recording titled Look Ahead. Now they concertize and complete film scores together. Robi Botos (Juno winner — Movin’ Forward) is a highly sought-after international pianist who recently performed at the 東京ＪＡＺＺ Tokyo Jazz Festival. Paul Novotny was named “a highly doped Canadian bassist/producer” by German magazine Audio Test Magazin while Look Ahead was praised as a “diamond of modern sound.” Novotny & Botos present emotionally charged jazz that is steeped in tradition and sensitivity.
Triplet Records and Gallery 345 are proud to present Paul Novotny & Robi Botos: LOOK AHEAD on November 18th at 8pm. To reserve your tickets ($25 regular and $10 student) pleas email [email protected]
PAUL NOVOTNY and ROBI BOTOS were introduced in 1999 through a letter writing campaign intending to pursuade the department of Canadian immigration to accept the Botos family (Romani) as Canadian citizens, based on cultural merit. Paul was attuned to the difficulties facing the Botos family, since his own family settled in Canada after fleeing a hostile regime in Prague, CZ., in the late 40s. Look Ahead is their sublime and majestic first recording.
ROBI BOTOS has performed with Branford Marsalis, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, and opened for Wayne Shorter. He continues to perform all over the world and his 2015 release, Movin' Forward, is a The JUNO Awards winner for Solo Jazz Album of The Year. Together, Robi and Paul completed music for the Canadian feature film Jean of the Joneses (TIFF) and Robi's song «Budapest» (from Look Ahead) has been licensed for use in the film MISHKA.
PAUL NOVOTNY has performed with Cedar Walton, Geoffrey Keezer, Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Holly Cole, and Molly Johnson. Together with Joe Sealy he has opened for Brad Mehldau-Charlie Haden, Herb Ellis-Red Mitchell and Michael Petrucciani. Sealy/Novotny have 2 The JUNO Awards nominations, their continued concertizing of Sealy's Africville Suite (1997 Juno win produced by Novotny) provides an ongoing contribution to Canadian black culture.
Robi Botos is endorsed by Yamaha Music USA/Yamaha Canada & Nord Keyboards
Paul Novotny is endorsed by Universal Audio and HHB Communications Ltd.