Bill Frisell, guitarist, composer and arranger, is one of the leading guitarists in jazz. He was part of the band that recorded Gavin Friday’s first solo album “Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves” and has worked with him since in a live context on various occasions, most notably the “Gavin Friday and Friends” 50th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall in 2009.
Frisell orginally started his musical career on the clarinet, but formed an interest in guitar when he was exposed to pop music on the radio. He studied music at the University of Northern Colorado and later the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Deeply embedded in the New York scene between ’79 and ’89, he now lives in Seattle. He has collaborated with many artists, including John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, Suzanne Vega, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, Loudon Wainwright III, Van Dyke Parks, Marianne Faithful, Hal Willner, Gus Van Sant and David Sylvian.