Sponsored by Dominique Forest
Guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias combines a deep relationship with both classical music and jazz in his composition, improvisations, and interpretations of jazz standards. He’s performed and/or recorded with numerous jazz giants including Lee Konitz, Tom Harrel, Joel Frahm, and David Liebman, and has toured with his own projects throughout Canada and the United States.
His latest CDs, Sticks and Stones and Monday’s Dream have both received glowing reviews from highly respected publications including Downbeat Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar, All About Jazz, Sound/Stage Xperience, the CBC, and The Ottawa Citizen.
In 2013, Roddy was the only Canadian recipient of the Jazz Journalists of America Jazz Hero Award.