Originally from Ottawa, bassist Fraser Hollins developed an interest in music at the age of seven and began lessons on piano and violin. He later studied at the Manhattan School of Music, earning a master's in Performance in 2004. He has collaborated on over 40 recordings, with artists such as Christine Jensen, Jeff Johnston, Jean-Christophe Béney, Dave Turner, Don Thompson, Guido Basso, and Jerry Bergonzi. In 2006, he formed his own quartet, which currently includes Joel Miller (saxophone), Steve Amirault (piano), and Karl Jannuska (drums). In 2009, inspired by a trip to Peru and a hike along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, he released Aerial, his debut CD as a leader and composer.