We are excited to announce that Gill Parris will be performing live at Sixty5 on Main on December 9th from 8:30pm-12am. Please make reservations and make sure to say you found us online or through social media.
Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris is known for his special blend of blues, jazz, rock, and smooth jazz. He has recorded and toured as both a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr. John, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell, and Toni Braxton, to name just a few.
Some of Parris's career highlights include:
-He is a major label recording artist: his self-titled debut CD (1998) was released by RCB/BMG and was hailed as "a smashing debut" by Guitar One and "an impressive beginning" by JAZZIZ Magazine.
-He has appeared on N.B.C.'s The Today Show, C.B.S., B.E.T.'s Studio Jams, The Food Network, and on the national DVD release Masters of the Stratocaster (2006).
-He has charted No. 1 songs on Music Choice.
-He boasts a Hot Licks artist video and the first TrueFire artist course, Inside Out (4 CDs).
-The Gil Parris Model Signature Guitar (Reverend) was named "One of the Coolest Artist Signature Guitars of All-Time" by Guitar Player Magazine.
-He recently released an acclaimed DVD with Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, Randy Brecker, and David Mann, hosted by Carolyn Kepcher! Vintage Guitar declared: "This DVD is a perfect introduction to one of the finest players around."
Don't miss this celebrated artist, about whom people have declared:
"You'll be blown away by his mind-boggling blend of jazz, blues, and rock!" -Guitar Player
"Parris is an absolute monster of the guitar - lyrically, technically, sensitively. His finesse bending tones and contouring the dynamics throughout his lines truly gave the sense that he is speaking through the notes!" -Jazz Improv
"His solos are breathtaking, both in emotional expressiveness and technical command of the instrument. He's one of those players you hear and can recognize right away, no mean feat in this day in age." - Vintage Guitar
"Gil Parris is one of guitardom's unsung heroes." -Vintage Guitar (February 2010)