Richard Monkman
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Richard Monkman

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Band Jazz Folk

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Discography

Discography

"Graffiti Logic" Richard Monkman (2008 independent release)
"Rain" Richard Monkman (2003 independent release)
"Patch works" Bissell centre CD (2003 independent inner city project)
"70 years of Dark-Eyed Junco" (2001 independent release)
G.M.C.C. 25th Anniversary CD (1995 Edmonton)
R.B. Russell Homegrown CD (1993 Winnipeg)
Studio work for Bill Wallace (1992 & 1993 Winnipeg)
Studio work for Ron Chenier (2002 Edmonton)
Studio work for Apple Blossom Sounds (1988 Winnipeg)

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Richard Monkman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta and it is here that he has been fortunate enough to have performed with and learned from some of Edmontons' finest musicians which has enabled him to grow and develope much of his musical abilities. Through his studies and related experiances he has assumed the roles of:
Guitarist
Producer
Songwriter
Bandleader
Teacher
Session musician
Throughout his career he has fronted or performed with various musical groups from jazz quartets to folk duos. He is also currently working on his first practice/study Book which he hopes to have completed by early 2009. Along with his own projects Richard Monkman also plays in a cover/original rock band called July Which has opened for Harlequin, Trooper, Alannah Myles and Lee Aaron to name a few.
"Beyond his eclectic composing style, Monkman's clean, intelligent guitar
lines are very appealing whether he's heading into improvised territory or
going for tuneful hooks".

Roger Levesque
CKUA Radio Network
The Edmonton Journal
Highlights
2008 2nd CD release "Graffiti Logic" at the Blue Chair
2004 National Aboriginal Days
Performed in front of 5,000 people at
Canada place and Legislature Grounds as well as A-Channel,
Global, CFRN, and CBC were all in attendance at this
week long event Known as National Aboriginal Days.

2003 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards "Nominee"
Best Instrumental Album
Best Blues Album

Studied with Bill Wallace (The Guess Who) and Greg Lowe (Lincolns)
in Winnipeg and Tom Gilroy and Bobby Cairns in Edmonton as well as
Geordy Haley in Toronto.
Appeared in Grant MacEwan Community Colleges' 25th Anniversary CD
Appeared in Short film, Which earned first place at the 1997
Calgary film festival. (Titled: Magic Metronome) Producer: Ian Strange
Awarded scholarships three out of four years at Grant MacEwan
Community College