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Guitarist and award winning composer, Jim Robitaille, has performed and or recorded and shared the bill with 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.

His television and live 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, and performances in the U.S, Canada, and the West Indies. Jim has appeared on over twenty recordings and film documentaries with his own groups and with other artists.

The Jim Robitaille Group's debut recording entitled “To Music” featuring saxophonist Dave Liebman, received international critical acclaim winning three international composition awards for three original compositions from the recording. The CD was number five in the top ten list of 2004 by the Daily Ipirotikos Agon and the Apopsy in Greece and was the publishers pick for All About Jazz and the Boston Herald. The recording received international airplay and was #1 chart-bound on the Jazz Week Jazz chart.

Awards include The 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition sponsored by BMI, The 2002 Great American Song Contest First Place Instrumental Category, and The 2002 Great American Song Contest Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award

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”As winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition Boston based guitarist Jim Robitaille led a band drawn from the Monk Institute students in an impressive performance of his award winning composition. - JazzTimes

The Jim Robitaille Group's debut To Music has its own identity.” - Jazz Improv Magazine

“What Robitaille has done with To Music is release a remarkable album of modern postbop. Robitaille is obviously his own man.” -jazzviews.UK

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

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Jim Robitaille has taught workshops, master-classes, private lessons, classes and directed ensembles in Quebec Canada, St John U.S.V.I, Westfield State College, Berklee College of Music, Brandeis University, Holyoke Community College, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Cape Cod Community College, Connecticut College, Western New England College, Bristol Community College, Falmouth Academy and Tabor Academy. He is an applied jazz guitar lecturer, ensemble director and founder and director of the Performance Jam Session Series on the jazz faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and recently published the book "Sound Origins" Developing Your Musical Identity for musicians, composers and teachers.

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Albums

Album Jim Robitaille Trio Space Cycles by Jim Robitaille

Jim Robitaille Trio...

Whaling City Sound
2020

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Album A View From Within by Jim Robitaille

A View From Within

Whaling City Sound
2019

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Album The Music of Rick Britto by Jim Robitaille

The Music of Rick...

Self Produced
2013

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Album Trine

Trine "+1"

Self Produced
2010

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Album Trine

Trine "Politics"

TrineArc Music
2008

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Album To Music by Jim Robitaille

To Music

Whaling City Sound
2004

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