Kevin Breit is considered to be one of the most innovative and enigmatic guitarists that Canada has produced.

Known for his diversity, fluidity and his creativity, Breit is at home performing all kinds of music — jazz, blues, world and other styles. One of the most in-demand guitarists in North America, he has recorded or toured with the likes of Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. lang, Hugh Laurie, Holly Cole, Amos Lee, Jane Siberry, Molly Johnson, Serena Ryder, Natalie MacMaster, Jane Bunnett and many more. His latest solo album is Stella Bella Strada, released earlier this year.

Breit has won two Juno Awards, a National Jazz Award, a Gemini Award and a Maple Blues Award. If that’s not enough, he’s also performed on 10 Grammy-winning albums, including Norah Jones’s Come Away with Me and Feels Like Home and Cassandra Wilson’s New Moon Daughter. 

Breit joined us here at JAZZ.FM91 recently to chat about how he became a session musician, what it was like to be in the studio with the tremendously talented Cassandra Wilson, and how his late father influenced his alter ego, Johnny Goldtooth.

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