Bill Coon - Award Winning Jazz Guitarist
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Juno nominated artist Bill Coon won the 2009 National Jazz Award, ‘Guitarist of the Year’, and has performed with many significant artists including Jimmy Heath, Peter Bernstein, Dr. Lonnie Smith, PJ Perry, Denzal Sinclaire, Sheila Jordan, Carol Welsman, Chris Hazelton, Dee Daniels, Rebecca Kilgore, Phil Dwyer, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash.
The Western Canadian Jazz awards nominated Coon’s Departure BC Double Quartet for Jazz Artist of 2018. Featured on this recording are two heroes of the Canadian music scene, trumpeter Brad Turner and violinist Cameron Wilson.
Coon is an experienced and well-known teacher, having taught extensively at music festivals and jazz camps throughout BC, including the VSO Summer Jazz Workshop. As well as being a proud member of the VSO School of Music teaching staff, he is a member of the Jazz Studies Faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver, teaching arranging, composition, ensembles, and private jazz guitar.