"Robin Connell is nimble at the piano in her clever arrangements"
- Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
"Connell’s compositions captured the essence of urban movement."
-David Beach, The Brooklyn Phoenix
"On Robin Connell’s very classy new album, Travelin’, two tracks stand out – a reharmonized but swinging arrangement of ‘Summertime’ with a free‐from Connell intro, and a Mingus‐like treatment of Sweet Georgia Brown."
- Jeff Bradley, The Denver Post
"Our audience really enjoyed your music and voice. Many people told me they really learned a lot about jazz, too, and appreciated your mini‐lessons!"
- Renee Hintz, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain, MI
"Thank you for performing at the Midwest Arts Conference Closing Party at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The trio added the perfect touch to the party’s ambiance"
- Angela Urbanz, Arts MidWest, Minneapolis, MN
Dear Ms. Connell Congratulations on an outstanding job as conductor of the 1998 Massachusetts All State Jazz Band. The concert was excellent. Your own commissioned composition was a first for MMEA, a tradition that I hope we will continue. Your work with the students was exemplary. They enjoyed your rehearsal style and technique, and the results were obviously successful. Thank you for your excellent work with our students!"
-Noreen Diamond Burdett Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association
"Dear Robin, Thank you very, very much for helping make the “Jazz for Kids” project that was part of the IAJE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, a tremendous success. Your work with the children and teachers was commendable and we truly appreciate it."
-LaRue Brown‐Watson, Clifford Brown Jazz Foundation, Inc.


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