|Birth name||Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler|
|Born||14 January 1930|
|Died||18 September 2014 (aged 84)|
|Genres||Avant-garde jazz, post bop, |
chamber jazz, free improvisation
|Labels||ECM, Fontana, FMP, Soul Note, |
PSI, CAM Jazz
Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC (14 January 1930 – 18 September 2014) was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player. Most of his performances were in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and sometimes was into rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one hundred compositions and was a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles. Wheeler was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.