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William Chernoff

William Chernoff is a Canadian jazz bassist from New Westminster, British Columbia. Will is known for his original instrumental music and for playing both upright and electric bass on the Vancouver jazz scene since 2010.


Album Review

William Chernoff: Aim To Stay

Read "Aim To Stay" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Canadian bassist William Chernoff showcases his crisp, clever writing and musicianship on his exciting debut, Aim To Stay. Leading a quartet made up of fellow alumni from Capilano University, Chernoff interprets seven of his lyrical originals that draw upon his various influences. For instance guitarist Bill Frisell serves as an inspiration for “Stop Me If You've Heard Enough," built on cinematic Americana motifs. Trumpeter Thad Bailey-Mai expands on the main theme with his warm and mellow phrases like ...

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Bill Frisell
guitar, electric
Brad Turner


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Maybe Eventually

Chernoff Music


Aim To Stay

Self Produced


Aim To Stay

From: Aim To Stay
By William Chernoff


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