Robert’s introduction to jazz came in his late teens with visits to the El Rocco club, Sydney’s premier jazz venue of that era. One of the main attractions was Mike Nock’s Three Out Trio, often playing original works and setting a new direction for Australian jazz. It was a thrilling scene & defined Robert’s lifelong interest in contemporary jazz.

Robert commenced broadcasting in 2002. Since 2013 he has presented the weekly program, “Jazz Sketches” on Fine Music & a wide variety of jazz programs which can be heard at various times each week on Fine Music Digital.