Hello and welcome to my home on the web. My name is Tim Bedner and I'm a career guitarist, composer, and educator based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I work in multiple styles, but I specialize in jazz and contemporary music. Drop a line or stop by at a gig sometime and say hello. Thanks for stopping by.

photo credit: Claude Brazeau


About Tim Bedner

• jazz guitar performance instructor at Carleton University

• founding director of Carleton University Contemporary/Jazz Guitar Ensemble

• assistant director of the Carleton University Summer Jazz Camp

• creator and host of the popular Inside the Music series at Alcorn Music Studios

• creator and host of the popular of Jazz Mentor Night, connecting Ottawa's young jazz talent with Ottawa's seasoned jazz musicians (such as John Geggie, Roddy Ellias, Mark Ferguson, Mike Tremblay, Elise Letourneau)

• Duquesne University Adjunct Professor of Guitar 1998-2006

• St. Vincent University music faculty 2004-2006

• have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions into Berklee College of Music, Concordia University, Duquesne University, Humber College, New School of Music in NYC, Philadelphia School of the Arts, among others

• his publications include A Common Sense Approach to Improvisation with Joe Negri (Mel Bay), 11 Solo Guitar Arrangements for Pick and Fingerstyle Guitar (Peace Café Universe), and The Literate Guitarist (Peace Café Universe)

• Tim has shared a stage with artists as diverse as:
- jazz guitar icon John Abercrombie
- national fingerstyle champion Pat Donohue
- Broadway diva Bernadette Peters
- Toronto jazz guitar legend Lorne Lofsky
- the Segovia of jazz guitar Gene Bertoncini
- Ottawa jazz guitarist and educator Roddy Ellias
- saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake
- Philadelphia's great jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno
- Pittsburgh veteran jazz drummer Roger Humphries
- Juno-nominated Vancouver guitar man Bill Coon
- Montreal guitarist Mike Rud
- flamenco guitarist Marija Temo
- bluesman Ernie Hawkins
- fusion band Spyrogyra
- George Garzone and John Lockwood of The Fringe
- Peter Eldridge of The New York Voices