Jamey Robinson

2007 PEW FELLOW
Updated
30 Nov 2016

Jamey Robinson

Jamey Robinson, 2007 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

"I have never had a shortage of ideas for creating music."

Jamey Robinson (b. 1973) has most recently performed a body of work titled "Buffalo Stance," which are vignettes about dreams he has had or the elusive revelations that occur right before sleep. While developing this piece, for three months he recorded one new piece of music a day, in addition to working a day job and touring. He is working on a series, "You are Caught Within a Radiant Light," about marriage. Each section is a wedding gift to different friends. One track, for example, reflects on the possibility of knowing you will love someone in advance because of Internet dating.

Robinson studied at the Berklee College of Music and the California Institute of the Arts. Formerly with musical art collective Need New Body, he recorded and toured the United States, United Kingdom, and Italy. While with the collective, he wrote songs to be performed in the context of that group. One such piece is "Outer Space"—written in homage to Robinson's local hero Sun Ra. Marshall Allen and Tyrone Hill of the Sun Ra Arkestra recorded "Outer Space" with Need New Body.