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
Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, 2012 (with Phil
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching private bass lessons since 1985. Bass instructor at Vancouver
Island University since 2003.