Born: July 1, 1951 Primary Instrument: Percussion
Since completing a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance Bill has persued a wide range of performing experiences including: The Jimmy Bruno Trio, The L.A.Jazz Workshop Big Band, Trio Nova, The Magic Casino Orchestra (Zurich)and various orchestras and opera companies.
Bill has performed with performed with The Bamboo Jazz Quartet,fusing jazz rhythms and Indian ragas,The Mighty Little Big Band & Lorraine Barrett and Main Line Jazz.
Bill has studied drumset with Jeff Hamilton, Greg Bissonette, Armand Santarelli, among others. He has studied with world percussionists Tony Vacca, Randy Crafton and Ustad Mohammed Lutfi.
Bill also has extensive classical experience having been Principle Percussionist& Timpanist for 7 years with The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.He has also done stints with The Haddonfield Symphony, Bridgeton Symphony And the Whitewater OPera Company.
He can be heard on the 2002 Trio Nova release Parallel Lines,and Adam Berenson's 2002 release, Stand In The Corner And Breathe also the 2009 duo recording with Adam Berenson A Way Out Bill can also be heard on An Experiment In Blind Chaos.
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
B.A. Music - Glassboro State College M.M. Percussion Performance - Miami University, Oxford, OH 30+ Years Teaching Experience in Drum Set & Percussion Technique Drum Set Studies w/ Jeff Hamilton, Gregg Bissonette, Armand Santarelli Percussion Studies w/ Dr. William Albin, Dean Witten,Eric Kivnic World Perc. Studies w/Tony Vacca, Randy Crafton, Ustad Mohammed Lotfi
Presenting 2 programs: Rhythms of the World - A short, humorous history of percussion West African Rhythms Project- Astudy of rhythms and instruments of Africa