Jim Robitaille - Jazz Band | Boston, Massachusetts(no reviews)
Based In: Boston, Massachusetts
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Solo, duo or with larger groups performing jazz and broadway, Brazilian, latin and pop, standards.
Great for lobby lounge, clubs, restaurants and private events for long term hotel residency contracts. 30 years experience performing and recording with notable jazz greats at clubs and festivals internationally. Experience working for dozens of resorts and hotels.
Guitarist and award winning composer, 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.
Awards include: The 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition sponsored by BMI, The 2002 Great American Song Contest, The Julius Hemphill Jazz Composers Alliance Competition, The U.S.A Songwriting Competition, Assets For Artists Grant, and performance grants for the Massachusetts Cultural Council for the Arts.
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. Robitaille has performed concerts and taught workshops, clinics and master-classes in Quebec Canada, St John U.S.V.I, and at 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.
Performances, Radio, Television, Film, & Awards
• Ritz Carlton Beach Resort, Naples, FL
• Delray Beach Club, Delray Beach, FL
• Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton, FL
• Limetree Inn, St John U.S.V.I, West Indies
• Quai des brumes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• The Knitting Factory, New York
• Smoke, New York
• Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge
• Grand Cru Wine Bar, Cape Codder Resort
• Gallerie Larouge, Quebec, Canada
• Wequassett Resort, Harwich, MA
• Chatham Bars Inn Resort
• Waterford Inn, Provincetown, MA
• Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA
• Tarpon Lodg ... e, Pine Island, FL
• Nectar, Burlington, VT
• Red Jacket Resort, Yarmouth, MA
• White Field Inn & Resort, New Hampshire
• Road House Cafe, Fort Myers, FL
• Cape Cod Resort, Provincetown, MA
• Seacrest Inn & Resort, Falmouth, MA
• Ocean Cliff Resort, Newport, R.I
• White Cliffs Resort, Sagamore, MA
• Sankaty Head Resort, Nantucket, MA
• Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA
• Breakers Mansion, Newport, R.I.
• Rosecliff Mansion Newport, R.I.
• Lands End Inn, Provincetown, MA
• World Trade Center, Boston, MA
• Red Inn, Provincetown, MA
• Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
• Boston Harbor Hotel
• The Westin Copley Place
• The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
• Four Seasons Hotel Boston
• Boston Marriott Copley Place
• Omni Parker House, Boston, MA
• The Lenox Hotel
• Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
• Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA
• Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
•Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA
• Time Warner Network
• PBS Television
• BET Network Channel
• Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
• Brandeis University
• Wang Center, Boston, MA
• Gallerie Larouge, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
• Knitting Factory, New York, N.Y
• Smoke, New York, NY
• Woodstock Invitational, Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, NY
• BET Jazz Channel
• Time Warner Music Choice Jazz Channel
• 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition Winner, Sponsored by BMI
• Great American Song Contest
• U.S.A Songwriting Competition
• Julius Hemphill Jazz Composers Alliance Competition
• Falmouth Jazz Festival
• UMass Dartmouth Jazz Festival
• Provincetown Jazz Festival
• New Bedford Jazz Festival
• Western New England College
• University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
• Westfield State College
• Tabor Academy
• Universite' Laval, Quebec,Canada
• Number 1 Chartbound Jazz Week Charts
• Airplay on over 200 radio stations internationally
• Washington Post
• Boston Globe
• Boston Herald
• JazzTimes Magazine
• Jazz Improv Magazine
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Hotel Event Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
A complete press kit can be viewed at http://jimrobitaille.com/musicdemo
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