DAVID GILLIS / ROY PATTERSON DUO
DATE: Friday, July 30th
EVENT: Dinner Jazz
ADDRESS: Prince of Wales
TIME: 5PM – 8PM
David Gillis & Roy Patterson jazz guitarists.
Award-Winning guitarists, David Gillis and Roy Patterson will be trading musical guitar passages whilist playing jazz standards from the invisible American Songbook.
“Patterson…a perfectionist with a big, round and dominating sound that turns every tune into a stimulating experience.” – The Toronto Star
Catching the tail end of the 1960s provided Nova Scotia born guitarist Roy Patterson a broad palette of musical styles to draw from. After touring Atlantic Canada in dance bands during the 1970s, he made the move to Toronto and since then performed with many of Canada’s elite. His style has drawn comparisons with some of the most respected guitarists in North America, and his playing has taken him to Finland, Istanbul, Italy, Taiwan and the U.S.A.
David Gillis has won awards as a guitarist, a songwriter and more recently recognized as a producer and studio musician. David was nominated for a 2010 CFMA, “Producer of the Year” award.
He is also the recipient of the 2003 Colleen Peterson Song-writing Award and David’s guitar playing was featured in the American guitar publication known as “Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine”.
David Gillis has produced several records including Corin Raymond’s, ” Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”, Ariana Gillis’, “Forget Me Not” and is currently working with Grammy Award winning producer, Joel Moss on another record.
This is a first for both of us as a duo.
– Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award
– Winfield International Guitar Competition – Top 5
– (Nominated for a 2009 CFMA “Producer of the Year” award)
– Won the coveted Prix de Jazz at Montreal’s Festival International Jazz Festival
“…Every note that he plays seems to have a purpose and a place, and
both purpose and place usually have something to do with melody”. – The Globe and Mail
“Breezy virtuosity as a solo guitarist”
The material is so catchy … and Gillis’s presentation is so amiable.
– Robert Doerschuk, Winner of two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism