Hugh Fraser was 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.
Fraser had been diagnosed with cancer in 2017 but continued to perform as recently as 2019.
He died on Wednesday June 17, 2020. His cause of death is still unknown. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
We're saddened to learn of the death of trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader Hugh Fraser, a stalwart of Vancouver's #jazz scene and a two-time @TheJUNOAwards winner. https://t.co/6DYq8n8Uuk pic.twitter.com/NXzjs7eZMw
— CBC Music (@CBCMusic) June 17, 2020