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Bobby Edwards


BOBBY Edwards (guitarist) is one of the most recorded guitarists in Canada, and as a teacher, has influenced the successful careers of dozens of the country’s finest guitar-players.

Since his own professional career took off at the young age of 15, Edwards has performed on over 1.000 television shows and countless commercial recordings, and scored for a large number of motion pictures. During the hey-day of studio work in Toronto, Edwards was among the first-call musicians.

He participated in two Command Performances before HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and has been a featured guitarist with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Henry Mancini, Anne Murray, Paul Anka, and Kenny Rogers.

Bobby Edwards played guitar in the Ron Rully Sextet when they performed with singer Aura (Borealis) during the “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert Series at the Ontario Science Centre on November 7, 1977.