Garrett Warner’s Guitar Quartet
Sets at 8:00PM and 9:30PM
Garrett Warner – guitar
Ben Di Millo – guitar
Val Nehovora – drums
JP Lapansee – bass
With “scene stealing guitar playing” (Exclaim, 2020), Ottawa’s Garrett Warner is a highly versatile guitarist, composer, and educator. Since arriving on the scene, Garrett has made a name for himself as a sideman and bandleader alike. He was fortunate enough to study under Roddy Ellias at Carleton University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with honours in composition and guitar performance.
He maintains an active performing schedule including regular appearances at internationally renowned festivals such as RBC Bluesfest, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Sighisoara Blues Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Garrett has also had the pleasure of working with Juno nominees Petr Cancura and Angelique Francis, in addition to Canadian hip-hop heavies Blakdenim, jazz legend Roddy Ellias, evocative folk-jazz quartet Side-Eye & Grace, and most notably a collaboration with Daryll “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC. Garrett’s debut album titled “Once Beginning, Never Ending” was released in January of 2023. The record features 7 tracks of Americana inspired jazz and features some of Canada’s finest improvisational voices.