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Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner is a composer-arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, record and radio producer, and jazz historian. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Bill graduated in 1975 from Manhattan College in New York City. From then until 1980, he lived in Washington, D.C., playing with the Mike Crotty big band, the Bernard Sweetney quartet, and his own groups.

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”Bill Kirchner is one of those rare musicians who is able to synthesize an awareness of the past with his own voice, taking jazz in new directions that are firmly based on tradition.” —Benny Carter
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The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music: Adjunct Faculty, 1991-present (all undergraduate students). Classes include: Advanced Composing/Arranging (1991-present); Jazz History (1996-present); Jazz & Ballet (2000-01); Composers Forum (2001-02); Composition Styles (2002-05); Improvisation Ensemble (2006-07, 2014-present); Contemporary Jazz & Its Exponents (2010, 2013-14); Music of Bill Evans (2013). Manhattan School of Music: Adjunct Faculty, 2004-present. (undergraduate and graduate students). Music of Duke Ellington; Music of Miles Davis. New Jersey City University: Adjunct Faculty, 2002-2015. Jazz History (Master’s Program); Jazz Composition Styles (Master’s Program). Rutgers University/Newark: Guest Lecturer of Graduate Seminars, 2002-03, 2006 (Jazz-Research Master’s Program). Artist-in-Residence: KUG Institut für Jazz (Graz, Austria), 2001, 2014; Muzikhochschule Luzern (Switzerland), 2001; Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland), 2002; U.S. Embassy in Armenia (sent by U.S. State Dept.), Jazz Appreciation Month, 2004; Composer-in-Residence, Henry Mancini Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2000. Clinics: Colleges and schools across the U.S. and overseas for over 35 years.

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Charles Davis Charles Davis
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds
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Tia Fuller Tia Fuller
Brian VanArsdale Brian VanArsdale
sax, tenor
Jeff Hackworth Jeff Hackworth
sax, tenor
Katie Bull Katie Bull
Jon De Lucia Jon De Lucia
sax, alto
Frank Basile Frank Basile
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Dan Levinson Dan Levinson
Roz Corral Roz Corral

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