Tim Bedner  - 150-word bio

Tim Bedner, is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer on six- and seven-string guitar. Reviewers have called him “a talent and a force, playing with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness.” His CD recording “Of Light and Shadow” debuted in the #1 spot of the CMJ jazz chart, where it remained in the Top 40 for four weeks. Tim teaches jazz guitar performance at Carleton University, where he founded the Contemporary & Jazz Guitar Ensemble. In addition to composing, Tim creates arrangements and guitar instructional materials, and gives workshops, master classes, and private lessons. He performs extensively throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. A gifted and sought-after accompanist, he has shared a stage with many known musicians across a variety of genres. Tim earned his Master’s degree with distinction from Duquesne University and is a summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music.