Born: July 13, 1964 Primary Instrument: Piano
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
Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine); The Language of
Crows: Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine).
“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
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Mass City, MI
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.