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William Carn

Born: May 11, 1969    Primary Instrument: Trombone

William Carn

Trombonist William Carn has emerged as one of Canada’s leading contemporary jazz composers and performers. He has performed and recorded with jazz artists such as Rob McConnell, Randy Brecker, David Binney, Kenny Wheeler, Barry Harris, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Kevin Mahogany, Mike Murley, Hilario Duran, Andrew Downing, Bernie Senensky, Don Thompson, and Phil Dwyer. His debut release, Other Stories, was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award as Traditional Jazz Album of the Year. He has also been nominated for Trombonist of the Year at the National Jazz Awards from 2004 to 2007.

As a bandleader, William currently leads the William Carn Quintet, featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians. The group includes Kelly Jefferson, saxophones; David Braid, piano; Kieran Overs, bass; and Anthony Michelli, drums. The group will be releasing their follow-up recording, Lessons Learned in the spring of 2007 and with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, will be supporting it with a 14-city tour, which will take them across Canada....
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“William Carn is a charter member of the impressive new generation of players that is making an impact.” - Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

“…creative improvisation and honest, well crafted compositions.” - Terry Promane, Director of Jazz Studies, University of Toronto

Have performed on over 200 jazz and commercial recordings including Andrew Downing, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Paul Read, Jayme Stone, Hilario Duran, Dione Taylor, Michael Kaeshammer, Jully Black, Kim Stockwood, Lori Cullen, David Clayton-Thomas, Kathleen Edwards, Esthero, Matt Dusk, Sarah Slean,, and Louise Petrie.

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Primary Instrument:
Trombone

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Instructor and ensemble coach for the University of Toronto, Jazz Studies program. Instructor for the Humber College Music Program. Rate: $70 Cdn per hour for private lessons

Clinic/Workshop Information:
William Carn is a Yamaha Artist and clinician. He has held clinics at universities, colleges and high schools across Canada. Past clinics have included Grant MacKewan College, University of Saskatoon, Capilano College, University of Toronto, and Mohawk College.

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Lessons Learned
Fontana North/Universal (2007)

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