Primary Instrument: Piano
William “Billy” White is a pianist, composer, producer, ethnomusicologist and music scientist living in Brooklyn, New York.
The 28-year-old pianist grew up in the rich stew of San Francisco's music scene in the 80's and 90's. After receiving a few years of classical education, he began studying jazz with teachers as Jim Rowsey, Wayne Wallace, Rebecca Mauleon, Gordon Fels, and Marc Levine, in addition to leading his own groups by the age of fifteen.
Winning a number of music scholarships, he attended UCLA, and studied with the legendary guitarist Kenny Burrell, the pianist Tom Ranier, and the arranger Gerald Wilson. He also solidified held down the piano chair in Bobby Rodriguez’ Latin big band, contributing his own original arrangements and compositions, as well as Llew Mathew's big band....