Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Veteran Jazz Pianist, Composer and Arranger Bill O’Connell

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Composer and Arranger Bill O’Connell  .. Hew grew up in New York and started playing the piano when he was younger .. a calling that he knew would lead to a career in music .. With his Latin All Star’s –- He just released a 2016 called Heart Beat and stays very active on the jazz faculty of Rutgers University – Over his long and storied jazz existence, he has played with legends .. like Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Gato Barbieri  and Astrud Gilberto – He spoke openly about his career, what he tries to give his students these days, why he loves jazz and much more ..

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