Robbie Harvey was born and grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands. He was privileged to study with Denis Wick, Malcolm Earle Smith and Jiggs Whigham at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He has won many international prizes including The Don Lusher competition, Jiggs Whigham Trombone competition, and all three of the International Trombone Association’s Jazz competitions.
While studying, Robbie gained valuable experience as lead trombone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is also a former member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
He has performed across Europe and further afield with groups such as the BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Orchestra, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Gordon Campbell Big Band, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth, amongst many others.
He can regularly be found performing at Ronnie Scotts Jazz club including leading his own groups with artists such as Mark Nightingale and Alex Garnett. Robbie is a Michael Rath Trombones performing artist.