Nick Fraser

Since 1995, Nick Fraser has been an active participant in Toronto’s new jazz and improvised musical community. He moved from Ottawa in 1995. P.J., Justin Haynes, Mike Murley and Rich Underhill are just a few of the many people he has worked with in Canadian jazz and improvised musical. Perry, Phil Dwyer and Michael Snow. John Oswald, Andrew Downing. Jean Martin. Christine Duncan. Lina Allemano. Quinsin Nachoff. Dave Restivo. Jim Vivian. David Braid. David Occhipinti. William Carn. Nancy Walker. Kieran Overs. Kelly Jefferson. John Geggie. Scott Thomson. Lori Freedman. Jean Derome. Ron Samworth. Kirk MacDonald. He has also had the chance to record and perform with international artists such as Tony Malaby and Michael Moore, Bobby Shew and Donny McCaslin. Nick’s recordings as a leader include Owls in Daylight (1997), Nick Fraser (2004), Justin Haynes are faking It (2004) and Towns and Villages (2013). He co-led Drumheller, a co-operative group, for 10 years with Rob Clutton and Eric Chenaux. They released four critically acclaimed CDs in 2005-2013. Nick is also involved in other projects, including Ugly Beauties with Marilyn Lerner (and Matt Brubeck), Rob Clutton, Eric Chenaux, Doug Tielli and Doug Tielli. They released four critically acclaimed CDs between 2005 and 2013. Nick is a founder member of The Association of Improvising Musicians of Toronto. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the Toronto improvising scene. from

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