Chris Fraser

Jazz guitarist in Vancouver, BC

Chris Fraser is a musician and educator based in Vancouver, BC.

As a guitarist, Fraser is one of the Vancouver jazz scene’s most in-demand musicians today. An uncanny improviser, Fraser takes a modern approach to the traditional jazz idiom with influence from guitarists Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Having cut his teeth in the heart of the Vancouver jazz scene, Fraser has been a member of the scene for over a decade and performs frequently at every major jazz venue in the city, such as Frankie’s Jazz Club, Tangent Cafe, and 2nd Floor Gastown. 

At 30 years old, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Capilano University, is a BC Arts Council grant recipient to study jazz guitar in New York under NYU jazz guitar professor Peter Bernstein and has over 10 years of music instruction experience himself. Prospective students are accepted based on availability.

Fraser can be heard on his EP Give (click here to listen) and more recently with the band Coffee’s 2019 release French Press (link here).