Bill Rossi, Pianist, Composer, Piano Teacher

Bill rossi EPK & booking
american classical music

 

WAY TO GO! WAY TO GO! Damn that was soulful! I could literally smell the back alleys of old New Orleans. This piece has the sound of an America that was in its golden heyday of music; it is quintessentially American jazz. It's the smell of locust trees, the sound of insects, the banging of screen doors, the clinking of ice cubes in a glass pitcher on a hot and humid midwestern summer night. You have captured the purity of jazz Bill. Chris von Volborth, Cincinnati Jazz Saxophone Player

 


Style:
Simply Soulful BluesJazz with Spanish influences
Some Musical Influences:
Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Theloneous Monk, Bill Evans, Junior Mance, Keith Jarrett, Ahmad Jamal
Repertoire Includes:
Original compositions such as Bluz for Santa Cruz, Way to Go, One More Something, plus Jazz and Blues Standards and tunes from the American Songbook such as Georgia, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Willow Weep for Me, Blues with a Feeling, You Don't Know What Love Is, Nardis, In the Evening, All Blues, Summertime
Performance Experience:
1968-1980, Small Jazz groups in Boston, Cincinnati and Miami
2017 forward, Solo Pianist
Education:
1971 Graduate, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Other History:
1971-1973, Teaching Faculty Member, Berklee College of Music, Boston
1970 on, Composer and Arranger
1985-2000, Private Studio Piano and Ensemble Instructor, Author
1996-2013, Arts Non-profit Founder, Director, Teacher, Author
2013-2015, Arts Non-profit Consultant
Present: Teacher, Performer

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