Jazzmond Robinson


Born in Galveston, TX, in 1988, JazzMond Robinson began playing trombone in elementary and continued through out high school.  By the time he was 12, he was learning piano from his grandfather the Late Charles Johnson. He learned gospel in the beginning but soon found an interest in jazz. He started listening to jazz pianist such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Hank Jones, Fats Waller and many more. It wasn't until his senior year of high school that he decided he wanted to become a jazz pianist. While attending Texas Southern University Robinson formed his jazz trio known as Distinguished Gentlemen. Robinson has performed with many artists such as Latonya Earl, Shawn McLemore, Disney's Regina Belle and many more. He had the honor of performing for Governor Rick Perry and 30,000 spectators during The National Day of Prayer in 2011 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX.  He has opened for many musicians such as Spyro Gyra & Lee Ritenour and was the pianist for jazz pianist the Late Joe Sample’s group The Krusaders 2.0. He was recently nominated for the 2016 Edmonton Music Academy Awards in Edmonton, Alberta Canada for Jazz Recording of the year. In 2018 he won special prize in the 2018 bucharest jazz competition and festival in bucharest, Romania. He is also a two time Akademia Music award winner and keyboardist with the band The C.I.T.Y  


He has composed a numerous of pieces from "100 degrees in the Snow" to "Creeping" all which have a high complex of style and rhythm. He is known for his big chords and fast fingers. Upon moving to Houston, TX Robinson performed at many venues such as The Reliant Stadium, Hobby Center, Wortham Theater, House of Blues and many other main venues. He had the opportunity to perform with national recording gospel artist Latonya Earl at the home of NBA's Tracy McGrady's Christmas 2009 affair. Today he is the keyboardist for the group The C.I.T.Y which are recording artist for GVR Records. He is also the jazz pianist for the Robin Menuett Trio. 


Photographer: Texas Southern University Studio

Musician: Jazzmond Robinson

Performance: St. Pierre Place2015

Robin Menuett Trio