Bill Clark has been active in Vancouver’s jazz community as a trumpet player, composer and educator for the last 40 years. He has been a featured soloist and composer with multiple award-winning ensembles, including the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), The Bill Clark Sextet, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, The New Orchestra Workshop (NOW), The Powder Blues, The Electric Miles Band and the acclaimed improvisation ensemble, Talking Pictures. Sought after as a clinician and educator, Bill is known for his inspired ability to foster and develop an environment of curiosity, exploration, improvisation and community in students from kindergarten to adult. As such Bill has been faculty at many of BC’s top Jazz Workshops; including the Delta, Okanagan, Douglas College, Courtenay and Kwantlen College Jazz workshops. Currently Bill is working with the VSO School of Music Jazz Faculty, and teaches music at Ecole Salish Secondary in Surrey, BC. Bill has his Masters Degree with a focus on improvisation from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where he worked closely with Bassist Charlie Haden and Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.