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Bill is a Boston based singer-pianist-songwriter-Hammond organist whose music is an eclectic mix of “soul funkified jazz” according to a recent magazine review. He was nominated as the Best Jazz Act of 2012 by New England Music Awards music and his music has been released on iTunes and other major online outlets. Bill started out as a self-taught musician, learning music by ear while touring professionally during the first 7 years of his career. He is now a cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with a BA in Performance and 20 years’ experience performing, writing and recording with both major artists and his own band.
Bill has shared the stage with Paula Cole, blues harmonica great James Cotton, various members of Boston, Foreigner, The Motown “Funk Brothers”, Robert Holmes from ‘Til Tuesday, The Temptations, Esperanza Spaulding, Layla Hathaway, Andre Ward, and he has performed and recorded with members of the Boston Pops, and the backing band for Sting, Chris Botte, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. Bill has won the Dimock Center’s Steppin’ Out music competition, been nominated for Best Jazz Act in the New England Music awards in 2012, placed first in OurStage.com’s March JVC Newport Jazz Festival competition and won the 2009 Independent Music Awards in the Ringtone Category.
Bill’s music is available on iTunes, Napster, Amazon and Rhapsody, and has been featured on WGBH FM’s Jazz Gallery, WFNX Sunday Brunch, WNBP’s Kickin' Back with Kathleen, WATD’s ‘round Midnight, PIXY103 FM, Exploit Boston Radio, and Radio Fly 1. He has also been showcased at the Provincetown Rocks festival, the Old Iron Spring Festival in Saratoga, NY, the Yankee Homecoming Festival in Newburyport, MA and the Atlantis Music Festival, the largest music festival in the Southeast US. He was voted as best keyboardist 16 times by Garageband.com, and Bill’s songs have been chosen top 500 in the 2009 Billboard Magazine’s Songwriters list and Honorable Mention in the Magazine’s 2006, 2008 and 2009 songwriting lists.
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