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Kevin Ramessar
Kevin RamessarA two-time winner of First Place for guitar at the Canadian Music Competitions, Kevin Ramessar has delighted listeners and critics with music that is "passionate," "beautifully contemplative," "lyrical," and "entirely satisfying" (Kevin McMillan, Wholenote Magazine; Howard Dyck, The Record).

Equally at home playing an intricate solo fugue by Bach, creating stirring world beats and sitar-like melodies, singing an intimate ballad or wailing on a powerful original rock anthem, Kevin has a history of moving audiences. His solo classical and jazz playing is hailed by critics as evocative (WholeNote Magazine) and marvellous (Tom Allen, CBCs Music & Co.), while the sound he creates with his band is reminiscent of Jesse Cook and the Dave Matthews Band, among others.

Recent performance highlights include an appearance at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival with Kevins ensemble: The Ramessar Quintessence. He has performed extensively across Canada with airplay on CBC, WNED, and several other television and radio programs, and has made several appearances in Europe and the USA, including performances at the Lugano and Solothurn Jazz Festivals in Switzerland.

Kevin has appeared at the National Arts Centre, the Glenn Gould Studio, Roy Thompson Hall, the Stratford Festival Theatre, Centre in the Square, and many other major centres. He has been featured on CBC's Music Around Us, Stratford Summer Music, Mill Race Festival, and recently took Second Prize overall in the Canadian Music Competition National Stepping Stone competition (2004), and was a semi-finalist in the 2006 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition.

Kevin Ramessar
Kevin Ramessar
74 Woolrich Street
Kitchener, ON
N2K1S3 Canada

PHONE: 519-571-0111