Guitarist Jim Robitaille, has performed internationally as a sideman and a leader of his own groups. 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, U.S.V.I, West Indies, as well as tours in the U.S and abroad performing at festivals and clubs. Jim has performed and or recorded and shared the bill with Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Santi Debriano, Esperanza Spalding, Oscar Stagnaro, Kate McGarry, Gerry Gibbs, Julian Lage, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All- Stars, and has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader and sideman.
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 of his composition’s 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 charts.
Jim has studied Guitar and Improvisation with Jazz guitarist and instructor Jon Damian at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Improvisation with Charlie Banacos