Maurice G.


St. Clair and Keele


Jamaican Patois
Brazilian Portuguese (conversational)

(York University)

Maurice is a guitarist and bassist that is highly motivated, enthusiastic and a life-long learner and performer of music and teaching.  His love of modern guitar has contributed greatly to his versatility in various styles including jazz, blues, folk, rock, reggae and rhythm and blues.  With over 25 plus years experience as a teacher and performer in Toronto/Canada and Jamaica primarily, Maurice has helped his community by bringing the love of music to those around him.

Maurice has 3 albums to his credit and has recorded and toured as a guitarist with international acts such as Jimmy Cliff, Monty Alexander, Mutabaruka and local artists such Shakura S’Aida, Liberty Silver, Kingsley Ettienne.  He has also worked closely with Jay Douglass and the All-Stars as bassist and music director.  Currently he is leading his groups Skafire and Pimento (Soul) and also performing as a soloist.  When not performing, Maurice is teaching children and adult’s guitar and also leading a workshop in “Exploring Music through Culture”. He believes in the strong connection between music appreciation and singing, and enjoys teaching seniors at Dixon Hall Community Services.  Maurice’s teaching approach can be summed as a focus toward learning modern guitar through the fundamentals of guitar technique, folk, gospel and blues music as a foundation.

Top Skills

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar