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Ken Lister

A professional jazz bassist and teacher for over 40 years, Ken Lister has played, recorded and toured with some of the top

musicians in the jazz world, playing on two Juno Award-winning recordings; one with Hugh Fraser’s Quintet in 1997, and

again with Phil Dwyer’s Orchestra in 2011.

Having started his career in the Vancouver music scene in the 1980s, Ken now lives on Vancouver Island, teaching and

performing with many great local musicians. He maintains a connection with the Vancouver scene, which often finds him

playing with visiting greats from New York City and elsewhere.


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)


Album Review

Cory Weeds Quartet: Day By Day

Read "Day By Day" reviewed by Jack Bowers

At a time when classic jazz seems fractured and flying off in a hundred or more separate directions, it is comforting to encounter sessions like this one, a superlative quartet date led by alto saxophonist and Renaissance man Cory Weeds, and featuring David Hazeltine, one of the more proficient and enterprising pianists on the scene. Day by Day, their second recording together, awakens memories of a bygone era when giants ruled the jazz landscape, trail-blazers whose music remains as fresh ...

Album Review

Cory Weeds: Day By Day

Read "Day By Day" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

As we struggle though this period of self-isolation caused by the 2020 global health pandemic, along comes Cory Weeds with a charming new quartet release anchored by pianist David Hazeltine and called quite fittingly Day By Day. Little did the participants realize when the recording was undertaken in August 2019, that most people would be living day by day, looking forward to having a world-wide nightmare come to an end. In this ten track set, most of the ...

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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Teaching private bass lessons since 1985. Bass instructor at Vancouver Island University since 2003.

Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Jimmy Garrison
bass, acoustic
Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Sam Jones
bass, acoustic
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Paul Chambers
bass, acoustic




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Day By Day

Cellar Live


Phil Dwyer...

Alma Records



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