Born: September 2, 1984 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Colin Cannon's music has been described as a unique fusion of modern Jazz laced with subtle Eastern influences, funk, rock, and drum 'n bass. Cannon's music is not only enjoyed by Jazz fans, but is also widely accepted by Jam Band, Rock, Fusion, Blues, and even Blue Grass audiences.
Cannon's CD In Summary is sold internationally on itunes and select record stores. The CD features, Colin Cannon (guitar), Manami Morita (piano), Zak Croxal (bass) and Tom Hartman (drums). The musicians heard on the CD have performed with internationally acclaimed artists like Esperanza Spalding, Greg Hopkins, Mark Walker and many more.
FULL BIO: Cannon grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he first picked up the guitar at age nine. At thirteen, he began his formal studies with Steve Greene, a local jazz celebrity and famous music instructor (www.SteveGreene.com). Greene mentored Colin for the next seven years and a solid friendship continues to this day.
At age 15, Cannon began studying at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music with professor Bob Snieder. During his four years at Eastman, he focused on Jazz as well as some Classical guitar, and performed multiple times at the school’s famous Kilborn Hall. The school went on to name Colin the “Fred V. Alati Jazz Scholar”
While still in High School, Cannon opened (on solo guitar) for such artists as, Grammy-nominees Karrin Allyson and Brian Auger. Brian Auger was quoted saying Colin has such a deeply sophisticated sense of harmony, great compositions, and such a beautiful and emotional touch to the guitar. We can all be sure to hear of Colin in the near future...
In 2002, the Berklee College of Music’s “World Scholarship Tour” awarded Cannon with a merit scholarship to the prestigious school. That year alone, the tour had auditioned potential recipients all throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, South Africa, and much of Asia. Cannon began his studies at Berklee in 2003.
While in college, Cannon was lucky enough to study with one of his favorite guitarists, Tim Miller. He also took “Advanced Guitar” with the legendary Mick Goodrick (teacher of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and others). After four years, he graduated in 2007. In response to Cannon's final concert at the College, Steve Greene was quoted as saying, Colin's music has become a true statement of 21st century guitar.
Colin is currently based on the east coast where he performs regularly in Boston, New York City and other areas of the northeast. 2009 marked the release of his first solo album entitled In Summary available on itunes and select record stores.
Ignited by an intense storm of notes…accurate, precise and dead on…it’s a breathtaking announcement that guitarist Cannon is bursting through the gates with a flash...In Summary is an album in the truest sense: ten snapshots that capture different moods, conversations, memories and speculations. - Scott Gudell (FREETIME MAGAZINE)
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Lessons for all levels. Please visit http://colincannonmusic.com and click on guitar lessons