John Gilliat

Listen / Vancouver

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John Gilliat’s Flamenco & Latin Jazz guitar style is performed with an unusual flair and firery passion!

Performance highlights include representing Canada at Japan’s 2005 Expo, performing at Canada’s 2010 Winter Olympics and performing for Canada’s former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. John’s recordings have been used for radio, documentaries, TV and film in North America, Japan, Ireland and the UK.

In 1995, John won “Best Acoustic Guitar Performance” in the Music West Star Frets Competition. He won Vancouver’s Unplugged Competition in 1996, in 1997 he became a finalist in Vancouver’s Global Star Quest and in 2009 competed at the Montreal Jazz Festival winning the Grand Prize at the BOSS Loop Station 2009 Championship National Finals.

As a ‘guitar for hire’, John performed with the Vancouver Playhouse, Hinder, Jimmy D.Lane, Tomas Michaud, Michael Barabas, Radio Europe, Alyssa Nielsen, Gypsalero and opened for such notable artists as Cirque du Soleil, Mae Moore, and acoustic guitar masters Strunz and Farah.

Sample Songlist…

Latin Roads
Freedom
Rain
Teriva
Nachos
The Beginning
Zen
Matt’s Song
Rumba
Association
Christopher
Uno Mochila
Peace
Fire And Ice
What About Seven?
Smoke
Rotation
Nylon Heat
Onishi
All is Now
Djangorias
Diamante Noche
Sands of Egypt
Above the Line
Beyond Boundaries
Steam