Jim Robitaille, Guitarist

Guitarist, composer and educator Jim Robitaille has performed as a Jim Robitaillesideman and a leader of his own groups throughout the east coast and St. John U.S.V.I. since 1979.

Performances and or recordings with Dave Liebman, Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Greg Abate, Alon Yavnai, Jim Odgren, Allan Maillet, Dave Zinno, Lello Molinari, Matt Richard and others at many colleges, festivals and clubs including the Knitting Factory and Smoke in New York. Jazzmasters in Providence, RI. Ryles Jazz Club and Bob the Chefs in Boston, MA and the annual U Mass Dartmouth Jazz Festival, North Dartmouth, MA.

Recordings as a leader and a sideman including the film score for a documentary on the life of Robert E Lee.

Jim has received five performance grants from the New Bedford Cultural Council for the Arts for concerts of his original compositions. He has taught guitar and Improvisation privately and in the classroom as well as giving workshops and clinics for the music programs at many schools from Elementary through College level throughout New England.

Jim has studied guitar and Improvisation with Jon Damian at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and currently studies through correspondence with Charlie Banacos.

Contact Jim at jimrobitaille@earthlink.net