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
Main Musical Influences:
Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Ahmad Jamal
Repertoire Includes:
Original compositions including Bluz for Santa Cruz, Giovanina, 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
Performance Experience:
1968-1980, Small Jazz groups in Boston, Cincinnati and Miami
2017 forward, Solo Pianist
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: Composer, Arranger, Performer

Bio & EPK

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