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    William Chernoff is a Canadian jazz bassist from New Westminster, British Columbia. Will is known for his original instrumental music and for playing both upright and electric bass on the Vancouver jazz scene since 2010. Will released his debut album, Aim to Stay, digitally and on CD in 2020. The album immediately earned national airplay and captures his first-ever band: a quartet of his peers featuring Thad Bailey-Mai on trumpet, Jonny Tobin on piano, and Carson Tworow on drums. As a sideman, Will has performed with artists including Brad Turner, Phil Dwyer, Bria Skonberg, and Laura Crema; and formerly as a member of the band Early Spirit. Will is one of a select few musicians whom FACTOR’s Artist Development program has funded in back-to-back years, having received the grants in 2020 and 2021. His FACTOR-funded tracks have won placements in several editorial playlists. Will’s upcoming second album, Maybe Eventually, showcases his working trio with Francis Henson on guitar and Carson Tworow on drums. The digital album will release on October 28, 2022. Additionally, Will has gained recognition for jazz and creative music journalism through his blog, rhythmchanges.ca. Anyone can become a member of Rhythm Changes for free with email and enjoy original coverage plus local gig listings. "swings like a classic post-bop session […] Chernoff has nailed it” - Stuart Derdeyn, The Vancouver Sun "striking bass playing" - Michael Beda, Dominionated refreshingly accessible music”- Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz