|Rob Tardik (Canada) - guitar |
In a career spanning nearly two decades, Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist now a rising instrumental music artist! Having performed for 5 years running at the coveted Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards held yearly in Mississauga’s Living Arts Center, Rob has shared the stage with the likes of legendary producer Phil Ramone, Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Tower of Power founding member Greg Adams, guitarist Peter White and 4 time Grammy award winning saxophonist David Sanborn. Rob is now taking center stage with his latest release “The Right Time”, having just won the prestigious award for 2010 as guitarist in the category of Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year and holding the #1 spot on the U.S based Music Choice Contemporary Jazz charts for 4 weeks in row Sept/Oct 2010! Rob was also previously honoured by being named Mississauga’s 2007 “Established Performer of the Year”, an award won previously by Oscar Peterson and Rik Emmett. 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 Stings “Fields of Gold”. The newest album released in Canada in Oct 2009 and Jan 2010 in the U.S features the singles “Crusin”, “Smoothy” and “Frame of Mind” which have been favourites on many Canadian and over 100 U.S/International terrestrial and internet radio stations.