Robin Fincker

French saxophonist and clarinettist Robin Fincker lived in London for over 10 years and now divides his time between the British and the French music scenes. A hyperactive project instigator and an in-demand sideman, Robin’s work is reflective of his taste for new experiences as well as his desire to draw from a musical spectrum that is free from stylistic concerns.

Interested in the multi-faceted frontier between composed and improvised music and in the idea of bands in general, Robin co-leads many groups (some have said too many) yet has an insatiable hunger for new musical encounters. He has performed in many of the major European festivals and has been lucky to share the stage or a recording session with Bill Frisell, Evan Parker, Hilmar Jensson, Vincent Courtois, John Tchicai, Paul Rogers, Mikkel Ploug to name but a few.

He has recorded 9 albums as a leader/co leader and his music has been featured on BBC Radio 3, Radio France and WDR radio.


  • Blink
    Formed out of a long-standing collaboration between pianist Alcyona Mick and saxophonist/clarinetist Robin Fincker, Blink has been a trio since 2006 with percussionist/drummer Paul Clarvis.
  • Outhouse grew out of a shared desire to create music with equal input from each member, where the line between composed and improvised material can be blurred and redefined.
  • Beautifully stitching together two very different musical genres, Ruhabi displays a seamless blend of serrated jazz grooves, free-flowing melody, African polyrhythm and traditional Sabar drumming language.
  • Splice's raison d'être is to mesh together influences of contemporary jazz, free improv, loud and soft noise, punk grit, ambient music, and more... with seamless blends or blunt juxtapositions.
  • "Musicians without blinkers, building a possible future for Jazz, right now."