Harley Card is a Toronto based guitarist, composer, and singer-songwriter originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, via Ottawa Ontario. In addition to leading his own groups, Harley is known for his work with the eclectic Canadian bands; Hobson's Choice, Stoptime, God’s Gift To Yoda, and Dream Logic.
The Harley Card Quintet have completed three Canadian tours centred around their albums; "Hedgerow" and "The Greatest Invention." "The Greatest Invention" has garnered rave reviews since it’s international release in January, 2018.
As a contributor to the jazz and creative music scene in Toronto since 2003, Harley has played with many artists including; Alex Dean, Alex Samaras, Mike Malone, William Carn, Kelly Jefferson, Chris Gale, Ethan Ardelli, Michael Davidson, Alexander Brown, Matt Newton, Michael Herring, Daniel Jamieson, Felicity Williams, Dave Clark, Carlie Howell, Joseph Shabason, Jon Challoner, Sarah Jerrom, RJ Sachnanathan, Rebecca Hennessy, Dan Fortin, Ted Crosby, and Ernesto Cervini, among others.
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.
During the winter of 2014 Card was an Artist In Residence at The Banff Centre. Card spent the summer of 2017 in New York City to study with Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund, and Rez Abassi
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