The music of guitarist/composer Colin Cannon has been described as a unique fusion of modern jazz laced with funk, rock and electronic influences. His music is widely embraced by fans of jazz, rock, funk and the jam band scene.

Cannon is based in New York City where he performs at clubs such as the Blue Note Jazz Club and the 55 Bar. He has opened for legends including Ron Carter, Larry Carlton (of Steely Dan), and Russel Malone; and has also performed at major festivals including the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Cannon's critically acclaimed albums "In Summary" and "Glenville" are available worldwide and feature the 'Colin Cannon Group' with Manami Morita (piano), Zak Croxal (bass), Thomas Hartman (drums), Devin Collins (drums) and Colin Cannon (guitar). These musicians have performed and/or recorded with internationally acclaimed artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Denis Chambers and Mark Walker to name a few.

Colin Cannon grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he first picked up the guitar at age nine. At thirteen, he began his formal studies with Steve Greene, a local jazz celebrity and famous music instructor.

At age 15, Cannon began studying at the world-renowned Eastman School of Music where he was named a “Fred V. Alati Jazz Scholar”. At Eastman, he studied jazz and classical guitar with Bob Sneider.

By the age of 16, Cannon was making a name for himself locally. While still in High School, he opened as a soloist for such artists as Grammy-nominees Karrin Allyson and Brian Auger.

In 2002, the Berklee College of Music’s “World Scholarship Tour” awarded Cannon with a merit scholarship. While in college, he studied with Tim Miller and the legendary Mick Goodrick (teacher of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and others).

Colin Cannon is currently based on the east coast where he continues to perform, record and compose regularly.