Bill Frisell
Frisell’s career spans more than 25 years, and his projects have explored American music ranging from country to folk, blues to jazz, as well as Brazilian, Greek and Malian. The renowned guitarist was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Denver, Colorado. He began playing the clarinet at age 9, and took his first guitar lesson at age 18. He studied music at the University of Northern Colorado, and then went on to Berklee School of Music to study with Jim Hall. Frisell’s big break came when Pat Metheny was unable to make a session and suggested him to Paul Motian who was playing for ECM Records. Frisell soon become ECM’s in-house guitar player and worked on several albums. He has also composed and performed soundtrack music for feature film, radio and television. Frisell has worked with many of the most respected names in improvised music and collaborations with non-jazz figures.