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Guitarist and award winning composer, Jim Robitaille, has performed and or recorded and shared the bill with jazz greats Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Joe Beck, Gerry Gibbs, Santi Debriano, Julian Lage, Esperanza Spalding, Oscar Stagnaro, Kate McGarry, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader and sideman. Performances include the BET Jazz Channel, The Time Warner Music Choice Jazz Channel, PBS Television, The Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C, The Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, N.Y, The Wang Center, Boston, MA, The Knitting Factory and Smoke in New York, Quai Des Brumes, Montréal, QC, Canada, Gallerie Larouge, Quebec City, QC, Canada, as well as several tours in the U.S and abroad performing at festivals and clubs.

Some notable resorts and private event venues include The Limetree Inn, St John U.S.V.I., The Chatham Bars Inn and Resort, Chatham, MA, Ocean Edge, Brewster, MA, The Breakers, Ocean Cliff, and Rose Cliff Mansions, Newport, R.I, the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort, Naples, FL,The Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis, MA, The Del Ray Beach Club, Fl, the Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton, Fl, Tarpon Lodge, Pine Island, FL, Pro Ship, Montreal, Canada, the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Harwich, MA, and The Whitefield Inn, New Hampshire.


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"Boston based guitarist Jim Robitaille led a band drawn from the Monk Institute students in an impressive performance
of his award winning "Arthur C," a
composition dedicated to Arthur C. Clarke. - JazzTimes

As a visiting artist and role model Jim's music contributed greatly to the success of our event. The students benefited from hearing and playing with him”.
- Dr. Stephanie S. Sullivan- Assistant vice president for Student Affairs Berklee College of Music

"With catchy melodies,sophisticated arrangements, and a guitarist with the skills to bring it all together, the Jim Robitaille Group's debut To Music is familiar but also has its own identity."- Jazz Improv Magazine

"What Robitaille has done with To Music is release a remarkable album of modern post-bop. Robitaille is obviously his own man.
"- jazzviews.UK

"To Music will be a pleasant surprise to those guitarists searching for a new influence beyond, say, Metheny, Abercrombie, and Scofield"- Muzik Etc/Drums Etc magazine

"Jim Robitaille makes an impressive recording debut. - The Daily Ipirotikos Agon and the Apopsy, Greece

"Guitarist-composer-arranger Jim Robitaille has assembled a talented group with whom to record. All these tunes are cutting-edge hip arrangements”.- Escambia Sun Press, Pensacola

"..Everything about this production is impressive: with Sally Mayes, Michelle Duffy, Charity Farrell, and Lacretta. Musical director Gillian Berkowitz leads Rod McCaulley, bass, Jim Robitaille, guitar, and Rikki Bates, drums." - Broadway World


Updated:  August 22, 2017

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