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Bill Carrothers

Born: July 13, 1964    Primary Instrument: Piano

Bill Carrothers

Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for 30 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Village Gate, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and more recently, headlined a week with his trio at the famed Village Vanguard in New York City. He has been a leader on eighteen recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz including Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Eric Gravatt, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins, Ari Hoenig, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ben Street, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans, and Benny Wallace....
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Awards:

Armistice 1918 - Charles Cros Award - 2004
Bill Carrothers - Duets with Bill Stewart: Winner of the French Diapason d'Or de l'annee; Winner of a German Schallplatten Preis; A Top 10 disc of 1999 in Jazzman Magazine
After Hours:
Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine); The Language of
Crows: Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine).
“The relentlessly inventive pianist Bill Carrothers' harmonic sophistication has to be heard to be believed.” --Chicago Tribune

“Modern jazz piano trio playing doesn’t get a whole lot better than on Home Row...” --The New York Times

“Carrothers' discs are epistles of taste and derring-do.” --Village Voice

As a leader: A Band In All Hope - Ye Who Enter Here (Bridge Boy); The Blues And The Greys (Bridge Boy); After Hours (Bridge Boy); The Artful Dodger (Bridge Boy); The Language Of Crows (Bridge Boy); Duets with Bill Stewart (Birdology); Swing Sing Songs (Birdology); The Electric Bill (Birdology); Ghost Ships (Sketch); Armistice 1918 (Sketch); I Love Paris (Pirouet); Civil War Diaries (Illusions) Shine Ball (FSNT); No Choice (Minium); Keep Your Sunny Side Up (Pirouet); Home Row; (Pirouet) Play Day (Bridge Boy Music) As a sideman: Bill Stewart - Telepathy (Blue Note); Bill Stewart - Snide Remarks (Blue Note); Dave Douglas - Moving Portrait (DIW); Jay Epstein - Long Ago (IGMOD); Scott Colley - Subliminal (Criss Cross); Ira Sullivan - After Hours (GoJazz); Peg Carrothers - Blue Skies (Bridge Boy) Phil Grenadier - Playful Intentions (F.S.N.T.) Robin Verheyen - Painting Space; Matt Turner - The Voices That Are Gone (Illusions)

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Mass City, MI

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