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Hi, I’m Will Chernoff! I’m a Canadian jazz bassist from New Westminster, British Columbia. Check out my latest album, Maybe Eventually by William Chernoff.

Playing and teaching

Currently, I play in a jazz trio with Francis Henson on guitar and Carson Tworow on drums.

I made my latest album with the trio, thanks to a FACTOR Artist Development grant.

Find my other recordings wherever you stream music, or get them on Bandcamp along with my first album Aim to Stay.


I’m known for writing about music business and new Canadian releases, always incorporating an active performing artist's perspective.

I publish the Vancouver jazz and creative music blog, Rhythm Changes. Away from there, my article about how I got on a Spotify editorial playlist for the first time has been viewed by thousands of people worldwide. I've also written freelance for Jazzfuel, Roots Music Canada, Arts Commons, and more.

Other things by William Chernoff

  • I’m a podcaster, specializing in music interviews. Podcasts I've produced include the ones found here, the New York-based A Noise From The Deep hosted by Dave Douglas, and more.
  • My day job is at a small record label. Previously, I was in a band and worked at a non-profit arts organization, each for several years.

It’s great to have you here!