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Edward Isaac Bickert, (November 29, 1932 – February 28, 2019) was a Canadian jazz guitarist. He was born in Hochfeld, Manitoba, Canada.[1] He was a sideman for Ron Collier, Moe Koffman, Phil Nimmons, and Rob McConnell. He worked with American musicians when they toured in Toronto such as Ruby Braff, Paul Desmond, and Frank Rosolino.[2]

Bickert won a Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording, Sackville 4005 with Don Thompson in 1980.[3] He was honored with the Order of Canada in 1996.

Bickert died in Toronto, Ontario on February 28, 2019 from lung cancer at the age of 86.[4]


  1. Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry. ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 215. ISBN 1-56159-284-6 . 
  2. "Ed Bickert | Credits". Retrieved 2 March 2019. 
  3. "Search Awards". Retrieved 15 January 2019. 
  4. Ed Bickert RIP

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