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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.

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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

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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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