Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Research and Teaching

Andrew Robson is a Senior Lecturer in Music Studies in the department of Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. He teaches across several undergraduate and postgraduate units that include songwriting and musical authorship (MMCS200), professional engagement in the arts (MMCS321), creative industries (MMCS320, MECO847) and the music business (MUS209). Andrew’s research is focussed on understanding the development of creative communities and local jazz historiography (New Jazz Studies). He is also continuing to develop his creative research outputs through composition, recording and live performances.

In 2016 Andrew received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. His thesis focuses on his creative work viewed through the prism of the Australian and New Zealand jazz scenes. In 2014 Andrew’s research activities saw him present a conference paper at the University of Cambridge UK. In 2016 he returned to the UK to present a research paper at the ‘Jazz Utopia’ conference at Birmingham City University.


Creative Practice

In addition to his academic research and teaching work, Andrew Robson is one of Australia’s premier jazz musicians. A celebrated saxophonist and composer, Andrew is a two-time ARIA award winner and a recipient of the Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Andrew performs nationally and internationally with groups including: The Paul Grabowsky Sextet (winner of the 2014 ARIA award), Mike Nock’s Big Small Band, Ten Part Invention, the World According to James and his own groups.

Andrew has toured widely with numerous ensembles and has performed at many of the world’s major jazz, world and folk music festivals including Chicago, Berlin, London and other major festivals and venues throughout Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Andrew has released a series of critically acclaimed albums as a leader, including; Bering the Bell (2008), Songbook (2013), and most recently The Child Ballads (2016).

During a career spanning more that 25 years Andrew has performed with some of Australia’s most celebrated talent including Marcia Hines, Tim Finn, You Am I, Renee Geyer, Jon Stevens, Josh Pyke, Vince Jones, Ed Kuepper (The Saints), Alex Lloyd, Briggs and The Whitlams. He has also appeared with touring American artists Terry Evans, Cornell Dupree (Aretha Franklin) and Jon ‘King’ Cleary.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Austral Jazz: A Practitioner's Perspective on the Local Remaking of a Global Music Form, University of Sydney

Award Date: 21 Apr 2016

Master of Music, Australian National University

Award Date: 16 May 1997


Dive into the research topics where Andrew Robson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles
  • Hymn for JP

    Robson, A., 24 Jul 2023

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition

  • Monday Night Confession: small jazz ensemble

    Robson, A., 2023

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition

  • Morning Star

    Robson, A., 2023

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition

  • One Mob

    Robson, A., 24 Jul 2023

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition

  • Zashto?

    Kiek, M., Kiek, L., Robson, A., Cutlan, P., Evans, S. & Gorman, T., 13 Oct 2023

    Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products