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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: July 21, 1977

Guitar virtuoso Gil Parris shines in many musical idioms. After attending Berklee School of Music on a Jazz Masters scholarship, he was discovered in 1990 by Mike Varney and featured in Guitar Player's “Spotlight” column. Since, he has gone on to play on over two-dozen national records and countless others with players like David Sanborn, Bob James, Will Lee, Eric Alexander and Bob Malach.

Some of the highlights in his side-man discography are: “Syndicate of Soul” (on Shanachie Records with Dr. John, Wilbur Bascomb, and Corey Glover), “Bluesiana Hurricane” (with Chuck Rainey, Bill Doggett and Lester Bowie), “Skallelujah” (with the Uptown Horns), Toko Furuuchi's “Strength” (for SONY/Japan with an all-star cast of New York studio players), and Bakhiti Kumalo's solo CD (Paul Simon's bassist)....
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