Born in 1928 and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Fraser moved to Vancouver in 1948 and began an extensive career as a studio and night club musician with jazz opportunities limited to CBC radio programmes.
In 1975 he formed a trio with Oliver Gannon and Wyatt Reuther and began to concentrate entirely on jazz. His trio made four tours of the USSR and was part of a CBC package heard in Montreux in 1979. In 1983 he won a Juno award for Best Canadian jazz recording and in 1987 was made a member of the "Order of Canada". He passed away in September 1993, a victim of cancer.
|Recommended recordings:||"Canadian All Stars"||Sackville SKCD2-3055|
|"Ellington '87"||Sackville SKCD2-2043|
|"Honey & Spice"||Justin Time JUTCD-23|
|"In the Tradition"||Concord CCD-4506|