Born: March 18, 1953 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Bill Averbach is a seasoned musician with over 30 years of professional music experience. He has performed worldwide and recorded with many well known recording artists not just in the jazz genre, but world-beat, classical, folk, country, rock, and blues genres. He has recorded with many well known songwriters and taken an active role in the development of many emerging new artists. His experience with audiences extends beyond just performance. As a music specialist and lecturer Bill is comfortable speaking to a small room or a large audience exhibiting his candid and comfortable style as a communicator. Studied trumpet with Sigmund Hering for eight years and then with Tony Marchione through high school. A graduate of Bard College, Bill had extensive exposure to the jazz greats of the Progressive Jazz Era. He was fortunate to have the opportunity of studying, interacting, and performing with Roswell Rudd, Karl Berger, Paul Motian, Lonnie Hillyer, Carla Bley, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Giuffre, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Dave Holland, and many other East Coast jazz musicians. In addition, as a composition major his formal training included work with world-class composers and performers Joan Tower, Benjamin Boretz, Luis Garcia-Renard, and Eli Yarden.