Will Bonness

Will Bonness has been an active member of the Winnipeg, Canadian and international jazz scenes since his teen years. At age 17, Will joined Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band for a world tour which included performances at such venues as the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

In 2009, Will released his debut recording as a leader, Subtle Fire., featuring internationally acclaimed drummer Terreon Gully. In 2016, his second album, Halcyon, was released, featuring a more extensive cast including Quincy Davis (drums), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), and Jon Gordon (saxophone), Will has appeared on over 20 recordings as a sideman including the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra’s All Over the Map, Curtis Nowosad’s Dialectics, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s The Hours, Symphony No. 3.

Aside from his active performance and recording career, Will is a dedicated teacher. In addition to his full-time position at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music, he conducts workshops, and private lessons throughout Manitoba and abroad.

MARDI JAZZ – Live Facebook

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / 8 PM 
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