Catch this Juno-nominated guitarist in Burnaby performance

Burnaby music-lovers can enjoy the talents of a Juno-nominated guitarist in an upcoming performance at Deer Lake Gallery.

The gallery is presenting a performance by Bill Coon on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

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Coon, a former Guitarist of the Year award winner at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, has been performing professionally for more than 30 years.  He has played with a huge list of significant jazz artists – a list that includes such names as Eddie Daniels, Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner, Carol Welsman, Dee Daniels and Rebecca Kilgore – and is in demand as a composer-arranger.

He recently had two of his arrangements of symphony orchestra and voice appear on the recording True North: The Canadian Songbook with Eleanor McCain. Coon has also been commissioned to write for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra, among others.

His Deer Lake Gallery show is free, but you’re asked to register ahead at Eventbrite.

The gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. See www.burnabyartscouncil.org for more information, or call 604-298-7322.

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