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William Carn

Sixth season: Tenor Trombone in Crazy for Youand Festival Theatre fanfares. Stratford: Previous productions include Cabaret, West Side Story, Kiss Me, Kate, Camelot and 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Trombonist William Carn has emerged as one of Canada’s leading contemporary jazz trombonists and composers. He has performed internationally as well as throughout Canada, and had the pleasure of being an orchestra member for the CBC productions How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Over the Rainbow. William also enjoys a diverse freelance career in Toronto. Studio and concert engagements include Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Feist, Sarah Slean, Janelle Monae, Hawksley Workman, Melissa McClelland, Luc Doucet, Emily Haynes, Kathleen Edwards, Royal Wood, Matt Dusk, Jon Secada, Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton, Christopher Cross, Dionne Taylor, Michael Kaeshammer, Jill Barber, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Sophie Millman, Jeff Healey and Colin James. William has also been featured on over 200 commercial recordings as a performer. He has performed and recorded with jazz artists including Rob McConnell, Randy Brecker, David Binney, Kenny Wheeler, Tim Hagans, Barry Harris, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Vince Mendoza, Don Braden, Mike Murley, Hilario Duran, Andrew Downing, Jim McNeely and John Clayton. Awards: His co-led group, the Carn Davidson NINE, was nominated for a 2014 Juno Award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for his solo debut, Other Stories, in 2007. He has also been nominated for Trombonist of the Year at the National Jazz Awards from 2004 to 2008. Teaching: William is a RATH Trombone Artist as well as a clinician and teacher. William has taught throughout Canada for such distinguished institutions as the University of Victoria, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Capilano College, Grant MacEwan College and Mohawk College, as well as for the Toronto, York and Etobicoke boards of education. He is a regular faculty member of the National Music Camp as well as an instructor for both the University of Toronto Jazz Studies program and Humber College. Online: www.williamcarn.com.