Bill Cunliffe

December 10, 2015


Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and former Frank Sinatra sideman, Bill Cunliffe, brought an all-star trio to Akron to kick off a three-day celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday at BLU! Featuring Bill Cunliffe, Martin Wind, Joe LaBarbera & special guest vocalist, Mike Cady. Co-presented by Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland.
 
The Los Angeles-based pianist 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.
 
(photos by Cindy Nichols Photography)
 

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