Born: January 13, 1958 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Bill Boublitz - Curriculum Vitae Bill Boublitz is a professional keyboard artist with more than thirty five years experience in performance, recording and teaching. His career has encompassed many musical idioms including a fifteen year association with blues guitarist Robben Ford, as a member of Ford's band The Blue Line. Bill has accompanied or performed with the following artists: Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, The Doobie Brothers, Jennifer Warrens, Tracy Nelson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Clifford Jordan, The Coasters, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Welk and the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He has performed in over three hundred cities, throughout seventeen countries, on three continents. He has served as pianist for a countless number of social events at hotels, country clubs and resorts from Vermont to West Virginia, including inaugural balls for Presidents Bush (Senior), and Clinton.
Bill studied piano with Richard Aitken (Baltimore); Reynaldo Reyes (Towson University); composition with Dr. Gordon Cyr (Towson University). He attended The New England Conservatory of Music, studying composition with Robert Ceely and William Thomas McKinley.
Recording credits include:
- Grammy nominated Robben Ford and The Blue Line (Stretch/Blue Thumb Records, 1992) - Saxophonist Bob Malach's The Searcher (Go Jazz Records, 1995) - Robben Ford and The Blue Line: The Authorized Bootleg (Verve Music Group, 1998) - Bill Boublitz Group: Takes On Life (Five Chime Music, 2010)
Robert Spencer 4-1-98 All About Jazz
Ford, whose experience ranges from supporting Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones to playing jazz fusion, puts in a masterful display of tasteful blues and r'n'b, but is nearly outshone by pianist Bill Boublitz, who augments the other regular trio members, Roscoe Beck and Tom Brechtlein, as if his life depended on it.
The Independent (London, U.K.)
Roger Trapp 4-11-98