Grammy-Nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris is known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Smooth Jazz. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr.John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell, and Toni Braxton to name just a few. Gil is also known for his "Studio Jams" recordings, instructional videos, and more. Parris has been seen on The Today Show, the YES Network, Late Night with David Letterman and more. He plays with and tours regularly with former Yankee Bernie William's band.
"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 thru the notes!" says Jazz Improv magazine.
"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
"I love his tone and fluidity on the guitar. Playing with Gil was a joy."
Paul Shaffer, Musical Director for the Late Show with David Letterman