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Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver based Oud/Guitarist whose sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well-respected contributor to the jazz and world music scenes constantly being sought out for projects that need a fresh sound.

On Guitar Gordon leads the Vancouver groove trio Loose Acoustic www.looseacoustic.com which has recorded two critically acclaimed CD’s with Skrank Records. They are currently managed by Turner Music and Events and are mixing their next Cd release with Maximum Jazz. In 2003 the Grdina Trio was released on Plunge records www.plungerecords.com a chamber/free-jazz group that has since developed into Box Cutter a genre bending modern Jazz quartet featuring Francois Houle. Spool is releasing their debut cd unlearn in October 2006

East Van Strings is a guitar/oud, violin, viola and cello quartet that is inspired by Bartok, Berg and Arabic Taqasim. The other members of the ensemble are Jesse Zubot, Peggy Lee, and Eyvind Kang. They are currently preparing for their debut CD In August 2006 Songlines released “think like the waves” Wwith Gary Peacock bass and Paul Motian drums and Gordon Grdina performing on Guitar & Oud. There are 14 of Gordon's original compositionss that combine his varied influences.

He plays the Oud in the Arabic/Persian/Indian ensemble Sangha, www.sanghamusic.com . They are currently supporting their debut Cd “Omid.” Last year Maqam an oud, violin, bass, and percussion ensemble that explores Iraqi folk melodies from a contemporary improvisational perspective was formed. They are performing locally in preparation for their CD.

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Album Safar-E-Daroon by Gordon Grdina

Safar-E-Daroon

Songlines Recordings
2020

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Album Life is a Gong Show by Petr Cancura

Life is a Gong Show

RootsToBoot Music
2020

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Album Resist by Gordon Grdina

Resist

Irabbagast Records
2020

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Album Resist by Gordon Grdina

Resist

Irabbagast Records
2020

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Album Cooper's Park by Gordon Grdina

Cooper's Park

Songlines Recordings
2019

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Traure

Traure

Gordon Grdina
Life is a Gong Show

Nomad

Nomad

Gordon Grdina
Nomad (Gordon Grdina)

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