Colin Cannon

Colin Cannon

 New York City, New York, USA

"Colin Cannon is a fine guitarist and unmistakable musicality within his playing"-All About Jazz "...guitar wizardry... Cannon proves himself to be the heir to Jon McLaughlin’s throne as the Almight of fusion guitar."-Knocks From The Underground


Colin Cannon's music has been described as a unique fusion of modern Jazz laced with funk, rock, and drum 'n bass. Cannon's music is not only enjoyed by Jazz fans, but is also widely accepted by Jam Band, Rock, Fusion, Blues, and even Blue Grass audiences.

Cannon's CD "In Summary" is sold internationally on all online music stores and select record stores. The CD features, Colin Cannon (guitar), Manami Morita (piano), Zak Croxal (bass) and Thomas Hartman (drums). These musicians have headlined major venues in NYC, Boston and Tokyo and have performed and/or recorded with internationally acclaimed artists like Esperanza Spalding, Denis Chambers, Joe Lovano, Greg Hopkins, Mark Walker and many more.


Cannon grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he first picked up the guitar at age nine. Soon after he began his formal studies with Steve Greene, a local famous guitarist and teacher of Rochester.

At age 15, Cannon began studying at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music with professor Bob Snieder. During his time at Eastman the school named Colin the “Fred V. Alati Jazz Scholar”

While still in High School, Cannon opened as a soloist for such artists as, Grammy-nominees Karrin Allyson, and Brian Auger who announced to the audience, "We can all be sure to hear of Colin in the near future..."

In 2002, the Berklee College of Music’s “World Scholarship Tour” awarded Cannon with a merit scholarship to the prestigious school. That year alone, the tour had auditioned potential recipients all throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, South Africa, and much of Asia. Cannon began his studies at Berklee in 2003.

While in college, Cannon Studied with Tim Miller and the legendary Mick Goodrick (teacher of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and others). In response to Cannon's final concert at the College, Steve Greene was quoted as saying, "Colin's music has become a true statement of 21st century guitar."

Colin is currently based in New York City where he performs regularly and is also a sought after guitar instructor. He has toured and headlined all over the north east and 2009 marked the release of his critically acclaimed album entitled "In Summary" available on itunes and select record stores.


"In Summary"
(Available on all online music stores, and select stores)

"Live Thoughts"
(coming sometime soon)

Set List

Colin is available in solo, duo, trio and quartet format. Besides playing original music, he is also able to perform many pieces in many styles (strait ahead jazz, Funk, Rock, "dinner jazz", fusion, Jam...)