I'm a guitarist from London, Ontario, Canada. I play live and do studio work with a variety of area artists and bands. I also lead my own trio, which plays improvised instrumental music. In 2019 I was voted into the Forest City London Music Awards Fantasy Band as London's favourite guitarist, and won in the Jazz Instrumental Solo/Group category in 2022, having been nominated twice before. I'm a busy hired gun available for live work, recording sessions (in-person and remote sessions), and private lessons. I have two albums of original instrumental music under my own name. You can get in touch with me on the contact page or via Facebook. You can download and stream my music at Bandcamp. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance and Musicology from York University, a Master's Degree in Musicology from McMaster University, and a PhD in Communications and Media Studies from the Institute for Communications Studies at the University of Leeds.  Please like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks for visiting!

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Upcoming Gigs

Date Artist City Venue Country
August 20th, 2022 Paul Aitken Trio Dorchester, Ontario Back to the Garden Festival Canada
Time: 20:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: None. wsg Ian MacKay on drums. Buy Tickets More information
August 21st, 2022 Broomsticks & Hammers Dorchester, Ontario Back to the Garden Festival Canada
Time: 14:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: None. Back to the Garden 2022 – Schedule Saturday, August 20th 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Barn Stage 6:00 pm. – Prism Tape Philosophy 6:30 – Black Heart Machine/Brent Jones 7:00 – Newport Electric 7:30 – Laura Gagnon 8:00 – Barry James Payne and String Bone 8:30 – The Paul Aitken Trio 9:00 – Josh Geddis 9:30 – The Corbett Collective 10:00 – Brother Leeds 10:30 – Mad Moxxis Sunday, August 21st 11:00 am. – 7 p.m. Barn and Garden Stages Each set of music is ½ hour On the hour – inside – Barn Stage On the half hour – outside – Garden Stage 11:00 a.m. – Thames Centre Youth Performers 11:30 – Simple Joy 12:00 p.m. – Chris Scott 12:30 – Tatoe 1:00 – Coming Up Roses 1:30 – Leanne Mayer 2:00 – Karen Emeny 2:30 – Broomsticks and Hammers 3:00 – Sarina Haggarty 3:30 – Supernatural Buffalo 4:00 – Michael Trudgen 4:30 – C.J Lee 5:00 – Paddy Murphy’s Ghost 5:30 – BackSeat Girls 6:00 – Cordcalling 6:30 p.m. – Thames Valley Trad

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