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Grammy-Nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris, is known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock  and Smooth Jazz. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr. John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell, Toni Braxton to name just a few. Some of Gil's career highlights include...

  • Major Label Recording Artist, Gil's self-titled debut CD was released by RCA/BMG! "A smashing debut" (Guitar One),"An impressive beginning"(Jazziz)

  • Seen On NBC's THE TODAY SHOW, CBS, WPIX, FOX 5, RNN, BET's "Studio Jams",The YES Network, The Food Network and on the national DVD release" Masters of the Stratocaster" !

  • Has had # 1  Song(s) on MUSIC CHOICE

  • Has A Hot Licks Artist Video & the first Truefire artist course, "Inside Out" 

  • The Gil Parris Model Signature Guitar (Reverend) was named “One of the Coolest Artist Signature Guitars of All-Time” by Guitar Player Magazine

  • Has acclaimed DVD out now with Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, Randy Brecker, David Mann...hosted by Carolyn Kepcher

    • This DVD is a perfect introduction to one of the finest players around." Vintage Guitar

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“I always think of the great instrumental artists I grew up listening to...like Sanborn and Michael Brecker and Bob James, and how they were able to fit their playing styles into so many settings yet always somehow have their own stamp that was identifiable in a few notes. That’s what I’ve worked my whole career for, finding a unique sound and tonal quality that rises above all types of music. For me, it all comes down to putting on a great show where I can expand upon the melodies I have written and recorded. My dad is a New York stage actor, and I grew up with the whole showbiz thing, as a child being around people like Danny Devito, Mickey Rooney and various character actors. So when I play live, that’s my chance to be the “actor with an instrument,” totally committed to expressing myself through a wide variety of emotions as well as entertaining.”   

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