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Guitarist Rob Tardik to celebrate "Moments" back home in Toronto
(Published: December 02, 2015)

Following the successful launch of his fifth album in the U.S., the award-winning contemporary jazz artist turns his attention to his native Canada with Tuesday night's CD release concert.

TORONTO, Ontario (1 December 2015): The holiday season means celebrating special moments with family and friends, which is exactly what guitarist Rob Tardik has planned for Tuesday evening at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto. A full house and special guests are expected to join the diverse musician-songwriter-producer to fete the release of his fifth album, "Moments," which was issued on the Guitardik Music label. A festive Southern California crowd was on hand November 13 at Spaghettini for the American CD release party and now Tardik shifts his focus north to the fan base in his homeland that propelled him to being named the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year in recent years.

Tonight Tardik will march his seven-piece band through a generous set list of tunes from "Moments" along with fan favorites and some of the Billboard top 10 singles in his repertoire.

For the uninitiated, there are two things to keep in mind before spinning a Tardik disc or catching a live show. First, he doesn't color neatly between the lines. It's just not his style. He likes getting messy by mish mashing an array of colorful melodies, rhythms and grooves from various genres - contempo jazz, alluring Latin, souled-out R&B/funk, percolating pop and rollicking rock - that are knitted with the common thread of Tardik's nifty fretwork - impassioned and precision play on electric, nylon and acoustic guitar. Second, Tardik is an eternal optimist, an uplifting artist who lives his mission of preaching positivity through music.

Tardik's well-received new offering is comprised of all original material inspired by the pivotal moments in his life, songs that he wrote and produced with accomplished collaborators Steve Oliver, Nate Harasim and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. Noted saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson are each featured on a pair of tracks. While the first single from "Moments" - the relentless Latin-singed fiesta starter "Sip and Salsa" - continues to garner airplay, a second single will be selected and serviced to radio stations after the New Year.

Reviewers have embraced the "Moments'" songs, versatility and the highly-skilled work on display as well as Tardik's glowing spirit. Below is a sampling:

"'Moments' very vividly emulates Rob's musical maturity over the years as well as his ability to consistently connect with people. Every album is written to take the listener on a journey; a journey that is positive and uplifting." - Pink & Blue Notes

"The music reaches both serious audiophiles and the masses. His music gives you a rush, headlong on horseback through uncharted territory far away from here." - AXS

"You can count this superbly written and performed musical autobiography among Tardik's finest moments yet." - Wave

"Tardik starts out with Latin guitar, rocks it up, adds volume and serves up bouncy playing that you'd never call smooth jazz...this is the kind of adult pop feeling stuff that just plain makes you feel good." - Midwest Record

"With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful." - The Smooth Jazz Ride

"Take a deep breath in and simply enjoy the ‘Moments' created by this incredible new album from Rob Tardik." - Exclusive Magazine

"Moments is a true reflection of Rob Tardik's specialty as a guitarist and composer. Listeners will enjoy the songs and versatility of the musical performances." - Examiner

"An interesting album by this positive guitarist!" - Smooth Jazz Europe

"Funk, Jazz, Latin, Moments has it all." - Smooth Jazz Daily

For more information, please visit www.RobTardik.com.

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More Information: http://www.RobTardik.com

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