Guido Basso


Guido Basso began playing trumpet at age nine and studied at the Conservatoire
de Musique du Quebec in Montreal. In 1960, Basso settled in Toronto, becoming a first-call studio musician and leader. He performed in Toronto nightclubs and hotel lounges with his own small groups, several of which brought together jazz and Latin music. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1994, named 2007 Jazz Musician of the Year by the Canada National Jazz awards, and was recipient of the Allan Slaight Artist of Distinction award in 2009. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Toronto Musician’s Association in 2010. His CD “Lost in the Stars” won the Juno award for Best Jazz Traditional Album of the year in 2003.

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