Harry Bartlett is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and educator. Growing up in British Columbia, Harry’s early musical experiences were in the folk tradition which informed his honest and melodic voice in the context of jazz and improvised music.
As a bandleader Harry has appeared in festivals and venues across Canada including Jazz YYC (Calgary, Alberta), Music Niagara (Niagara, Ontario), The Rex Hotel (Toronto, Ontario), The Brookstreet Hotel (Ottawa, Ontario), Resonance Café (Montreal, Quebec), Tangent Cafe (Vancouver, British Columbia), Herman’s Jazz Club (Victoria, British Columbia), and the Lighthouse Bistro (Nanaimo, British Columbia).
In July 2018, Harry Released his debut EP, Harry Bartlett Trio featuring Caleb Klager (double bass), and Harry Vetro (Drum set).
In addition to leading an active performing career, Harry has also developed a program for open improvisation which he has delivered to public schools across Canada.
Harry holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honours from the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance program (2016-2020) and attended the School of Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York (2019). He is the recipient of multiple awards including the Suba Institute Award for Performance Excellence, the Mary Alice Stuart Jazz Scholarship, and the TD Niagara Jazz Festival Jazz for the Ages Award.
Suba Institute Award for Performance Excellence - 2020
TD Niagara Jazz Festival Jazz for the Ages Award - 2020