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
Simply Soulful BluesJazz
Heavily Influenced by:
American Standards, Jazz, Blues, Spirituals, Gospel
Some Musical Influences:
Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Theloneous Monk, Bill Evans, Junior Mance, Keith Jarrett, Ahmad Jamal
Original compositions including Bluz for Santa Cruz, Way to Go, One More Something, plus Jazz and Blues Standards and tunes from the American Songbook including 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
1968-1980, Small Jazz groups in Boston, Cincinnati and Miami
2017 forward, Solo Pianist
1971 Graduate, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
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