Phil JL Robert took up the guitar at 13 and decided to become a musician.
At 16, he was giving his first rock concerts around his home town of Marseille with the rock-band Stormbringer’s band.
At 20, he was offered his first professional contract at the Sergeant Peppers club for four months, where he played Beatles songs with a band.
At 21, he went to Boston to take course at Berklee College of Music. When he returned to France he worked for two years as a guitarist and then moved to Los Angeles to take classes at the Musician Institute, where he played alongside prominent musicians such as Joe Diorio, Joe Pass or Scott Henderson.
When he returned to France, Phil JL Robert carried on working as a musician and hung around with the Brazilian and African crowd. He enrolled for jazz classes at the Conservatory,and came out top of the class in 1992.
In 1994, Phil JL Robert moved to Paris and started recording a solo album (which was launched by Night & Day in 1996) and was faced with Parisian musicians. He made new contacts in this musical circle and started playing with his group in clubs and also with West Indian and African musicians.
He wrote educational articles for the guitar magazine Guitar & Bass. He contributed to the « Music Academy International » and was in charge of the world music program.
Artist Résidence 2019
April from 01 to 05 at Villeneuve le Roi 94290
Live performance 2019
April 06 Salle Pierre Martin Villeneuve le Roi 94290, France
April 13 Salle de spectacle Varenne Jarcy 91480
March 16 Music Academy International Nancy 54000
March 17 Quai des Arts Vibrayes 72320
June 17 Conservatory of Music Fleury Merogis 91700
October 18 Espace Andre Malraux Fleury Merogis 91700
Phil JL Robert worked with :
Coco Mbassi, Henry Dickongué,
Manu Dibango, Raul Paz, Jerho
Noel Ekwabi, Remy Chaudagne,
Julio Rakoto, Philippe Sellam
Roberto Chavez, Zeluis Nascimento,
André Charlier, Davy Honnet
Felix Sabal Lecco, Jeff Ludovicus,
Xavier Desandre Navarre,
Pierre Acourt, Philippe Gonnand
Anthony Honnet, Olivier Freche...
and many other great musicians.
Rock : Bismak, several rock projects for guitar & bass magazin...
Jazz & Fusion : Phil Robert Groupe, Remy Chaudagne, Big Tuna, The 3Kindred Spirit, Sarah Khider ...
Pop Singer : Nina Valentin
And lots of music for Commercials Videos, TvMovies, Commercial Radio spot, also carried out various music projects for FEEL-TIME MUSIC 's productions as music manager.
January 2020: 23, 24
February 2020: 06, 07, 18, 19, 20, 21
May 2020: 28, 29
June 2020: 10, 11, 12