The 2-time Juno Award winner was a trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader based in Vancouver

“Jazz musician Hugh Fraser, a stalwart of Vancouver’s music scene, has died. He was 62.

A trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader, Fraser established VEJI (Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation) in the early 1980s and released five albums with the group over the ensuing 20 years.

The Hugh Fraser Quintet, which drew its members from VEJI, was a hard-bop ensemble that released 12 albums between 1987 and 2012, garnering three Juno Award nominations and two wins…”