Larry Roy


Larry Roy has long been a fixture of the Winnipeg music scene. He is the first-call jazz guitarist in the city, he's a busy recording engineer with his own studio, and after completing his Master's Degree in Music at The University of Manitoba, he has formally joined the faculty of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Manitoba.

Mr. Roy is a sought after arranger and composer and has been the musical director for over 150 live or pre-recorded radio and television episodes. Larry has performed extensively in clubs, sessions, concerts, workshops and master classes.


Education M. Music (University of Manitoba)
Performance Highlights

performed with internationally renowned jazz artists Jimmy Greene, George Colligan, Terreon Gully, Miguel Zenon, Marcus Printup, Nicholas Payton, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Hargrove, Terri Lynne Carrington, as well as popular music icons Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings and Rodger Hodgson.

performs regularly with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, The Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis, Derrick Garnder, Will Bonness and Juno Nominated vocalist Erin Propp.


2013 - Courage My Love - Erin Propp: engineer, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer
2013 - Farewell 274: Winnipeg's Jazz Community Celebrates Aqua Books - Know -A- Sad Music
2012 - The Skeptic and The Cynic - Curtis Nowosad: engineer & guitarist
2012 - Stepchild - Steve Kirby and The Northern Prairie Jazz Collective: engineer & guitarist
2007 - Wicked Grin - Steve Kirby & Larry Roy: engineer, producer, composer & guitarist
Ongoing Research & Creative Activity  
Awards and Recognition

2014 Juno Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album, along with Erin Propp for their recording Courage My Love

2013 Winner of Western Canada Music Award for Best Jazz Recording, Courage My Love

2006 - Winner of the Cool FM Project Cool $25,000 award

2005 - Winner of Jazz Winnipeg Jazz Musician of The Year Award

Larry Roy w/ Erin Propp and Mike Downes performing at the 2014 JUNO Awards Gala


M.Mus (University of Manitoba)


Teaching Activites:
Jazz Guitar
Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Ensembles

Room T119
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
  136 Dafoe Rd.
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204.272.1692

Larry Roy featured with the U of M
Jazz Faculty concert at the 2011
Jazz On The Rooftop Jazz Camp Concert

Larry Roy featured on the
JUNO performance of Courage My Love
with (B. Jazz '11), Erin Propp

Larry Roy featured on Wicked Grin,
his 2007 CD with Steve Kirby


Articles and Interviews:

Global TV: Erin Propp and Larry Roy earn Juno nod
CBC Manitoba Scene 2012: Winnipeg guitarist Larry Roy lives and breathes jazz

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