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

Playing and teaching

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

My next project is an album for late 2022 with the trio, thanks to a FACTOR Artist Development grant.

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

My latest release is the Hometown EP, featuring my working guitar trio.

I also teach music lessons independently online.


Online, I’m known for writing about being a jazz musician, for an audience of other artists.

My most-read article about how I got on a Spotify editorial playlist for the first time has been viewed by thousands of people worldwide. I have a warm relationship with Jazzfuel and enjoy spending time in that website's community.

I love to help artists learn!

Other things by William Chernoff

  • I do jazz and creative music journalism at my own blog, Rhythm Changes.
  • I’m the co-host (with Cory Weeds) and producer of Jazz Office Hours, a business-focused Q&A podcast for jazz musicians and students.
  • 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!