Oliver Gannon (b. 1943) is a Canadian jazz guitarist, composer, and an eminent jazz guitar instructor based in Vancouver, BC. In 2002 he received the National Jazz Award in Canada, for Guitarist of the Year. In 1982 he won the Juno Award (the Canadian Grammy) for Best Jazz Album together with Fraser MacPherson. He currently performes with with several groups: The Oliver Gannon Quartet, The Oliver Gannon/Patty Hervey Quartet, and The Ian McDougall Sextet.
Oliver Gannon is the son of the Irish jazz pianist, Joe Gannon. Oliver Gannon studied composition and arranging 1964-69 at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was a founding member of the group “Pacific Salt” in 1970. In 1975 he formed a group with tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson.
He is married to the singer Patty Hervey. His brother Peter Gannon, is the programmer behind PG Music's Band-in-a-box and has done some highly recommended jazz guitar video lessons using BiaB. Check out the Oliver Gannon Jazz Guitar Master Class at PG Music.
- Vancouver Jazz Profiles - Oliver Gannon by Gary Barclay.