Following the successful launch of his fifth album in the U.S., the award-winning contemporary jazz artist turns his attention to his native Canada with Tuesday night’s CD release concert.
TORONTO, Ontario (1 December 2015): The holiday season means celebrating special moments with family and friends, which is exactly what guitarist Rob Tardik has planned for Tuesday evening at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto. A full house and special guests are expected to join the diverse musician-songwriter-producer to fete the release of his fifth album, “Moments,” which was issued on the Guitardik Music label. A festive Southern California crowd was on hand November 13 at Spaghettini for the American CD release party and now Tardik shifts his focus north to the fan base in his homeland that propelled him to being named the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year in recent years.
Tonight Tardik will march his seven-piece band through a generous set list of tunes from “Moments” along with fan favorites and some of the Billboard top 10 singles in his repertoire.
For the uninitiated, there are two things to keep in mind before spinning a Tardik disc or catching a live show. First, he doesn’t color neatly between the lines. It’s just not his style. He likes getting messy by mish mashing an array of colorful melodies, rhythms and grooves from various genres – contempo jazz, alluring Latin, souled-out R&B/funk, percolating pop and rollicking rock – that are knitted with the common thread of Tardik’s nifty fretwork – impassioned and precision play on electric, nylon and acoustic guitar. Second, Tardik is an eternal optimist, an uplifting artist who lives his mission of preaching positivity through music.
Tardik’s well-received new offering is comprised of all original material inspired by the pivotal moments in his life, songs that he wrote and produced with accomplished collaborators Steve Oliver, Nate Harasim and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. Noted saxmen Will Donatoand Walle Larsson are each featured on a pair of tracks. While the first single from “Moments” - the relentless Latin-singed fiesta starter “Sip and Salsa” - continues to garner airplay, a second single will be selected and serviced to radio stations after the New Year.
For more information, please visit www.RobTardik.com.