Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Jim Robitaille

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.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
”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 “Arthur C,” a composition dedicated to Arthur C. Clarke. - 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



New Bedford, MA

Willing to teach

Advanced only


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.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Read more

4 Photos View in Slideshow



Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!