American musicians Robin Meloy Goldsby, John Goldsby, and Billy Test converge for a grand evening of meaningful storytelling and music.
Part One: Familiar Places—Author and pianist Robin Meloy Goldsby presents her newest program of solo piano music and musings about personal transitions she has made since moving to Germany in 1994. Goldsby serves as a cultural ambassador for European organizations dedicated to transatlantic relations and women’s rights. Robin has performed for King Charles at Buckingham Palace, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and most recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at the installation of Chief Justice Debra Todd.
Part Two: Speak with a Purpose—Jazz pianist Billy Test and bassist John Goldsby celebrate the transparent beauty of piano and bass duo music. The program spans a century of popular music tradition—from standards to original compositions. Test and Goldsby have been making music together for over five years, constantly evolving and adapting to a wide range of genres and styles as members of the renowned Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany.
Photo credits: Julia Goldsby (John & Robin Meloy Goldsby) & Frank Wiesen (Billy Test)
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The series „Creative Evolutions in The Green Room” invites artists with a deep ability to guide and inspire others to present talk-concerts in TGR The Green Room in Cologne, a center devoted to supporting performers’ health and well-being. These invited artists have forged unique approaches to their careers and opened up new possibilities for themselves and others by challenging previously narrow confines of their artistic work. The artists are not only deeply evolved artists, but also impactful mentors, allies, and advocates.
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The Green Room • 104 Niehler Straße, Cologne 50733
The Green Room is located in section D of the Clouth 104 building complex on the 2nd floor.
- Florastr. • Trams 12 and 15 • Bus 147
- Leipziger Platz / Niehlerstr. • Bus 140
- KinderKrankenhaus • Tram 16
Arriving on Foot or by Bike
If you are arriving on foot/bike please enter the complex from Niehler Straße. As you do, turn to your right and use Entrance D and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Exit the elevator to the left, this will take you to an outside landing overlooking a large courtyard. The Green Room is located a few doors down on the right.
Enter the parking garage "Clouth 104" using the entrance on Seekabel Str: coming from Niehler Straße you will turn onto Seekabel Str. (one-way) and then make a turn around a small building (Tor 1) to access the garage entrance. Park in Section D.
Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Exit the elevator to the left, this will take you to an outside landing overlooking a large courtyard. The Green Room is located a few doors down on the right.
Note: you will not need to pull a ticket, simply type in your license plate number at the pay station when you are ready to leave and pay by smartphone or card.