Born: October 26, 1958
Bill Champitto is a fiery Boston-based singer/songwriter/pianist and Hammond B3 organist whose music was aptly defined by an ardent web fan as “Soul, Funkified Jazz.”
Originally from Troy, New York, Bill started playing keyboards by ear at age 15 when two of his closest friends received a drum set and a guitar for Christmas gifts.
“My friends started to woodshed in their pool house and when I went over to check it out, I was immediately hooked! I had to be part of this!”
“One of these guys suggested I play bass, so we found a ‘gently used’ bass for $5.00 and suddenly, we had a trio.” But after a couple of weeks the group found someone who ‘could actually PLAY bass’ so Bill had to give up his gig. That's when Bill found a tabletop organ (or perhaps it found him) and a quartet was formed....
“Masterful.…. well crafted and excellent... Bill has a soulful voice filled with a great ebb and flow. His vocals are tight and thoughtful. Its a great R&B … may be the best I have heard.“ The J from GarageBand.com, Sept 2008
Chosen as Best Male Vocals in Jazz,, Best Keyboards overall, Best Beat in Jazz by GarageBand.com reviewers. Sept 2008
“passion and commitment � this music is about picking one thing and doing it better than anyone else… Bill knows what he is doing, is soulful and jazzy….”
Ben Maitland-Lewis Sidehatch Entertainment Oct 2007
“Some of the best unsigned music in the world” Marty Marmor, Schmusicmusic 2007
I love the music, Bill is a classic...
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.