harley card is a Toronto based guitarist and composer. In addition to leading his own groups, Harley is a member/composer for innovative Canadian bands; Hobson's Choice, God's Gift To Yoda, and Stoptime. Hobson’s Choice’s Barnyard Records release; "Of The Waves", was premiered at The 2012 TD Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival.
As a contributor to the creative music scene in Toronto since 2003, Harley has played with many artists including; Richard Underhill, Alex Dean, Alex Samaras, David Virelles, William Carn, Michael Herring, Bernie Senensky, Michael Davidson, Don Scott, Matt Newton, Daniel Jamieson, Felicity Williams, Dave Clark, Carlie Howell, Jon Challoner, Sarah Jerrom, Colin Power, RJ Sachnanathan, Trent Reschny, Kurt Neilson, Dan Fortin, Ben Dietschi, Dan Gaucher, Caitlin Smith, and Ernesto Cervini, among others.
"Card’s musical sensibility is fully formed and urbane. His writing reflects a sense of history and is therefore worldly wise."
-Raul d’Gama Rose- All About Jazz
The Harley Card Quintet has completed two Canadian tours to promote Harley's latest CD; "Hedgerow" since it's release in October of 2013. The most recent tour (March 2015) of Central and Western Canada was made possible by a grant from The Canada Council For The Arts. "Hedgerow" has garnered rave reviews and received extensive radio airplay internationally.
A graduate of Applied Music from Mohawk College, and Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, Harley was also a semi finalist in the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition. Harley has also been the recipient of multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council for recording and composition projects.
As an educator, Harley maintains a private teaching practice, providing instruction in guitar, theory, and composition.
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