Guitarist and composer, Colin Cannon's music has been described as a unique fusion of modern Jazz laced with funk, rock, and drum 'n bass. His music is widely enjoyed by fans of Jazz, Rock, Funk and the Jam Band scene.
Colin Cannon, guitar
Manami Morita, piano
Zak Croxall, bass
Devin Collins, drums
Cannon is based in New York City where he performs regularly in clubs such as The 55 Bar, opening for legends like Ron Carter, Russel Malone and others. He also tours the northeast playing major festivals such as the Xerox-Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Cannon's critically acclaimed albums "In Summary" and "Glenville" are available worldwide and feature Manami Morita (piano), Zak Croxal (bass), Thomas Hartman (drums) and Devin Collins (drums). These musicians have performed and/or recorded with internationally acclaimed artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Denis Chambers and Mark Walker to name a few.
Colin Cannon grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he first picked up the guitar at age nine. At twelve, he began his formal studies with Steve Greene, a local jazz celebrity and famous music instructor. At age 15, Cannon began studying at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music where he was named a “Fred V. Alati Jazz Scholar”. At Eastman, he studied jazz and classical guitar with Bob Sneider.
By the age of 16, Cannon was making a name for himself locally. While still in High School, he opened as a soloist for such artists as Grammy-nominees Karrin Allyson and Brian Auger.
In 2002, the Berklee College of Music’s “World Scholarship Tour” awarded Cannon with a merit scholarship. While in college, he studied with Tim Miller and the legendary Mick Goodrick (teacher of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and others).
Colin Cannon is currently based on the east coast where he continues to perform, record and compose regularly.