"Thanks April, hope all is well!! Thanks for the b-day wishes!! How is the new Radio station coming. Site looks great!! I wish you all the best with this!!! Been very busy performing and promoting the new CD. Feel free to use the track Smoothy I sent…"
"Thanks Cendrine, Happy New Year to you, as I wish you a prosperous 2010!! Maybe we'll see each other in Sept!!
P.S just a reminder that voting starts next week at www.canadiansmoothjazzawards.com, as I am nominated for Guitarist…"
"Happy New Year April, thanks so much for the feature on the site, your support is always appreciated!! Voting starts for the Canadian Smooth Jazz awards on the 11th of Jan where I am nominated for Guitarist of the Year!! Vote for me at(one hopes) at…"
"hi Rob. i put together a site together for my friend (http://divahhairsalon.ning.com) and i am rocking 'Smoothy' in the player there for more exposure for you. the site has not been promoted yet. after all the stylists set up their…"
In a career spanning nearly two decades, Rob Tardik has establishing himself as an award winning guitarist, successful teacher, entrepreneur, and now a rising instrumental music artist! Having performed for 4 years running at the coveted Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards held annually in Mississauga’s Living Arts Center for artists like Earl Klugh, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenour, and Bob James, Rob is now poised to take center stage with his latest release,"The Right Time". Rob always finds a way to combine his guitar virtuosity and ever tasteful melodic sense to create his signature liquid smooth sound!
Born and raised in Toronto, Rob began playing the guitar at the age of 7. By 17 he received a high school music scholarship, and after went on to study music at York University in Toronto. Rob also holds diplomas in both Recording Engineering and in Media Arts from Humber College. In 1991 his musical act Paradise Alley received a recording contract with MCA/Duke Street records. More recently Rob was honoured in his hometown for his musical contributions by being named Mississauga’s 2007 “Established Performer of the Year” and picked up his first MARTY award at the gala event held at the well-know Stage West Dinner Theatre in Mississauga.
Rob has worked for Roland Canada as a guitar product specialist/clinician and has been a faculty member at the prestigious Merriam School of Music in Oakville for over 11 years. Rob has also taught at the Guitar Workshop Plus music program and has served as an adjudicator for the Midland Y’s Music Festival. Rob has played several prestigious venues which include Mississauga’s Living Arts Center, Roy Thompson Hall and most recently the Toronto International Film Festival for the Bell premiere of "Going Down" starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall.
An industry veteran, and highly respected guitarist, Rob’s work can be heard on his successful debut CD "Without Words" which was met with great enthusiasm and radio play world-wide from Sweden and Hungary to the U.K. In spring 2006 Rob earned a #1 Smooth Jazz chart single in Canada with his soulful remake of Sting’s "Fields of Gold". The album also featured the singles "Smoothy" and "Get Up" which have been favourites on Toronto’s Wave 94.7 Fm and CBC Radio Canada for 3 years and counting! Rob has also been featured on Rogers Television, 680News, and various community papers.
With diverse musical influences such as Larry Carlton, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Carlos Jobim, Sting to Eddie Van Halen, Rob’s most recent album "The Right Time" is an amalgamation of these inspirations which have helped shape his musical voice on the guitar and are moving him forward as an artist!
Thanks April, hope all is well!! Thanks for the b-day wishes!! How is the new Radio station coming. Site looks great!! I wish you all the best with this!!! Been very busy performing and promoting the new CD. Feel free to use the track Smoothy I sent you and if you need artists for upcoming show, I would love to come on onboard. Have a great day!! We'll stay in touch!! All the best!
hi Rob. i put together a site together for my friend (http://divahhairsalon.ning.com) and i am rocking 'Smoothy' in the player there for more exposure for you. the site has not been promoted yet. after all the stylists set up their respective pages we will start inviting folks and promoting.