Bill Cunliffe

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.

Bill currently plays with his trio; his big band; his Latin band, Imaginación; and his classical-jazz ensemble, Trimotif. He performs in the U.S. and around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras.

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”Our audience loved the show; several folks thought that the chemistry of the trio was the best they've ever heard.” Doug Moody, North Coast Brewing Company

”BIll Cunliffe (and his trio) shared his genius with us in Roswell, with some of the most brilliant piano playing we've heard!” Michael Francis, Executive Director, Roswell Jazz Festival

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