Born: May 7, 1962 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Ken Lister has been playing jazz bass professionally since 1983. He is currently based in the Vancouver and Vancouver Island area, where he performs and teaches. Ken has extensively toured, both within Canada and internationally; including Australia, the British Isles, Cuba and South America. Ken is a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet and VEJI (the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation). As a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet, Ken won a Juno Award for the Best Mainstream Jazz Album of 1997. Ken also performs with the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Coleman in his trio, with Juno Award winner Buff Allen on drums In addition to leading his own Sextet, he has performed with many great musicians including Slide Hampton, Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Joshua Redman, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Rob McConnell, Ian McDougall, P.J. Perry, Sam Noto, Don Thompson, Tommy Banks, Carol Welsman, Kirk MacDonald, Bob McLaren, Jerry Fuller, Lorne Lofsky, Phil Dwyer, Ingrid Jensen, Misha Piatigorsky, Guido Basso and many others.
Ken teaches privately, and at Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina University-College)
Awards:Juno Award for Best Mainstream Jazz Album - 1997 (with Hugh Fraser Quintet) Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, 2012 (with Phil Dwyer Orchestra)
Qualicum Beach, BC
Willing to teach:
Teaching private bass lessons since 1985. Bass instructor at Vancouver Island University since 2003.