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Dominic Moraca has been playing guitar in Montreal for the past 30 years. His favorite guitar styles are jazz and classical. While growing up in Montreal his guitar influences were jazz guitarists Nelson Symonds, who was a regular at Rockhead’s Paradise, Nelson’s cousin Ivan Symonds, who played at his own jazz bar on Ontario St., and Mike Gauthier, a great musician, teacher and mentor to all jazz guitarists in Montreal. While in his teens he studied with Mike and also with Dave Clarke. “ Dave played lots of acoustic guitar, but he also played great jazz guitar. He played chord progressions very well and tastefully, and that’s why I took lessons with him.” Dominic enjoys playing mostly in a trio format with double bass and drums. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University where he studied guitar with Alvaro Pierri.
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