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Bill Sample is a pianist, composer, arranger and music director

His career has spanned four decades and his reputation as skilled musician is unsurpassed. From recording with well-loved artists to writing and producing jingles for international advertising campaigns, Bill is a ‘first call’ musician and composer in Vancouver.

A recent highlight of Bill’s career includes playing on the 2008, Grammy-winning Ratatouille soundtrack. Over the past 10 years Bill’s recording credits include Ashanti, Simple Plan, Michelle Wright, Jim Brickman, Randy Bachman (Jazz Thing), Eric Bibb, Valdy, Seal, Wakim Chow, Norman Foote and countless TV and radio commercials.

Bill has been the Musical Director for numerous musicals including It’s Time to Sing and Cookin’ at the Cookery for the Arts Club and The Fantasticks, and La Cage Aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse.

In 2003, Bill was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Bill operates a home studio and offers outstanding music services including:

Music direction for stage shows or gala events Jingles for your campaign Music scores for documentaries, public service announcements and multimedia presentations Arrangements for orchestra, singers and ensembles Bands for your corporate event or fundraiser




Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Advanced only


I teach composition and jazz piano at VCC (Vancouver Community College)

Clinic/Workshop Information

Jazz band clinician at : Whistler Music Festival Sun Peaks Music Festival

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