Jim Robitaille Group

Biography Jim Robitaille Group

Jim Robitaille
Guitarist and composer, Jim Robitaille, has performed internationally as a sideman and a leader of his own groups. Robitaille has performed and or recorded with Jazz greats such as Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Santi Debriano, Oscar Stagnaro and Jim Odgren, and has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader and sideman. The Jim Robitaille Group's debut recording entitled " To Music" on Whaling City Sound, received international critical winning three international composition awards for three of compositions from the recording including, The 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition sponsored by BMI. The 2002 Great American Song Contest, First Place Instrumental Category, and an Outstanding Achievement Songwriting Award. The CD was number five in the top list of 2004 by the Daily Ipirotikos Agon and the Apopsy in Greece and the publishers pick for All About Jazz and the Boston Herald. The CD has received international airplay and was #1 chart-bound on the Jazz Jazz chart. Robitaille has studied Guitar and Improvisation with Jazz guitarist Jon Damian at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Improvisation with Charlie Banacos, and is on the Jazz faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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