Amazon.com Widgets

Bill Champitto

Primary Instrument: Piano

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....
read more

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Bounce”

Latest Release

Bounce

Self Produced (2009)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Bill Champitto events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

”A Better Way” Wonderfully funky vibe, this has a great feel indeed. Thoughtful lyrics and arrangement. Excellent work. 16th Annual Billboard Magazine Song Contest (2009)

“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...

read more

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationWinthrop, MA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Yamaha S80, Roland JunoG, QSC Speaker, JBL PA with Alesis Mixers, PC Studio using Cakewalk
Rank: 5,395 Views: 4,721
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Mort Weiss

Mort Weiss

About | Enter

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Help improve the Bill Champitto profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Bill Champitto musician profile.