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Ken Lister

A professional jazz bassist and teacher for over 30 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.

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)


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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Location

Vancouver

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

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

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Albums

Day By Day

Cellar Live
2020

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Phil Dwyer...

Alma Records
2011

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