March 30, 2020, 8:00 pm at City Winery, 650 North Avenue Northeast, ##201, Atlanta, GA
Robin started singing as a little girl for devotion at her mother's revival services and in church. "When your mom is the minister, you don't have a choice". It was her parents who sparked her musical interest. Her dad had a passion for traditional and contemporary jazz as well as big band swing, and her mom pushed gospel and inspirational music. Together, Robin developed a love for these two genres more than any other.She is a graduate of The Fort Valley State University where her talent was nurtured and requested highly. After winning several talent competitions there, people started noticing that this young lady had talent. She joined her first band in 1988. The Darren Winters Ensemble displayed a huge array of different music styles and this was something that sparked Robin's interest in singing more than one type of music. She is no stranger to R & B, Rap, Country Western, and other alternative genres. She is heavily influenced by her idols Phyllis Hyman, Lalah Hathaway, Oleta Adams, The Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, Maysa Leak, Karen Carpenter, and Jennifer Holiday.Even with all this, Robin couldn't (and wouldn't) escape her gospel heritage. She started working as a choir director in Warner Robins, Georgia at the age of 19 and has continued to share her views on gospel music as well as teaching it with several denominational churches. "It gives me such a rush when gospel music is sang and ministered with passion". She continues to do this same type of work, as she is the current Choir Director of St. Mark AME church in Atlanta, Ga. Currently, Robin is the lead vocalist for her band "Robin Latimore and Friends ". She has shared the stage with jazz greats Rachelle Ferrell, Phil Perry, Maysa, Johnathan Butler, Michael Franks and Jeff Lorber. Robin also is the featured vocalist for the Ritz Carlton Downtown Atlanta, where she performs for all signature ballroom brunches. You can also catch her around town on weekends at various clubs, restaurants, and lounges. With her already hectic schedule, she is the CEO of The Robin Latimore Foundation whose mission is to educate the community on "tell-tell" signs and prevention techniques as it relates to cancers of certain disciplines. Robin just celebrated 5 years of being a 501c3 and is driven to continue to give scholarships annually to students with cancer who has or is enrolled in college with dreams of their own.