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For guitarist Roy Patterson, growing up in rural Nova Scotia provided a strong sense of individuality rooted in the history of the land that would play a large part in his music. But early musical influences of rock, blues, and R&B are what fostered Roy's interest and passion for the guitar. He performed with local groups touring Atlantic Canada, meanwhile exploring the mysteries of jazz, listening intensely to the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and other masters from the jazz tradition.

In 1978, the 24 year old made the move to Toronto, and brought along an intense practice routine and a burning desire to play jazz. Since then Roy has performed with many of Canada's jazz elite, including Don Thompson, The Doug Riley/Phil Dwyer Quartet, The Barry Elmes Quintet, The Bob Mover Quartet, Mike Murley, Bernie Senensky and many other highly accomplished artists. His style has drawn comparisons with some of the most respected guitarists in North America, and his playing has taken him to Finland, Istanbul, Italy and the U.S.A. In the spring of 2002 Roy was invited to take part in a series of concerts and a workshop for the Commission Project in Rochester, New York where he performed there with a number of U.S. musicians such as John Faddis, Keeter Betts, Jay Leonhart, Akira Tana and Fred Wesley....
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”Patterson leads the way with a soaring guitar, exceptionally moody in the mellower passages, yet he still has the chops to add a little liquid fire when it's necessary”. -the Ottawa Sun

“Roy Patterson is undoubtedly one of Canada's leading guitarists, a perfectionist with a big, dominating sound that turns every tune he plays into a stimulating experience”. -the Toronto Star

“...glorious clarity of tone, sophisticated voicings and featherlight fingerwork....” -the Toronto Star

“The ego that animates so many guitarists these days is all but absent from his playing”...

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