Born: March 12, 1959
Seattle native Bill Anschell returned to the Emerald City in 2002 after spending 25 years studying, composing, and performing across the country and around the world.
Anschell left Seattle after high school, studying for two years at Oberlin College (Ohio), then transferring to Wesleyan University (Connecticut), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Music. At Wesleyan, Anschell worked closely with saxophone great Bill Barron. He also studied semi-privately with South Indian mridangum master T Ranganathan, kindling a passion for rhythmic experimentation that has driven Anschell’s music ever since....
Best of / Year End
Bill Anschell's Notes from the Lobby
- Figments by C. Michael Bailey
- Figments by Dan McClenaghan
- We Couldn't Agree More by John Barron
- We Couldn't Agree More by C. Michael Bailey
- More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye by Dan McClenaghan
... More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye is a consistently rewarding piano-trio album. Its freshness and creative strength is different on every track. ... ~~ Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes, February 2007.