b. Edward Isaac Bickert, 29 November 1932, Hochfeld, Manitoba, Canada. An extremely gifted guitarist, Bickert was energetic in Toronto within the 50s, using several leading music artists including Ron Collier, Paul Desmond and Rob McConnell. He enticed wider attention thanks a lot partly to his regular accompaniment for going to American jazz music artists, including Dave McKenna, and through his efforts to Desmond’s last recordings within the mid-70s. It had been not before late 70s, nevertheless, that Bickert had taken full benefit of the manner where fellow musicians approved his softly understated abilities. He toured abroad with Milt Jackson, documented with Oscar Peterson, Scott Hamilton, Benny Carter and Rosemary Clooney, and in addition made information under his personal name. Within the 80s he went to the united kingdom with Peter Appleyard and in addition made an appearance there with George Shearing. He continuing to make information, including Mutual Road, a fascinating duo arranged with McConnell. In 1990 he made an appearance in the Concord Summer time Jazz Event in California, using Marshal Royal, Ernestine Anderson among others. An extremely musical player, oddly enough combining introspection having a curiously unassertive expert, Bickert is actually a significant, if still broadly unrecognized, skill. He was produced a Member from the Purchase Of Canada in January 1997.