MP3 Bill Bell - The Jazz Professor
The Swingingest Jazz Professor of them all plays it all from Rhythm and Blues to Straight Ahead
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, JAZZ: Bebop
Bill Bell, jazz pianist, composer, arranger has earned the title "Jazz Professor" for completing over 30 years of successful University and College jazz teaching.
Recently retired from teaching, Mr. Bell still holds adjunct professor positions in jazz at both Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.
He was also the chairman of the music department at the College of Alameda from 1991 to 2001.
Hundreds of his students occupy prominent positions in both the jazz and pop industries. Most notable are trumpeter, Jon Faddis; pianist, Benny Green; drummer, Will Kennedy; and pianist, Michael Wolfe.
Bill Bell''s performance career as a pianist is equally distinguished. He has toured as musical director and piano accompanist for legendary jazz singer Carmen McRae. He has also worked with Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Anita Oday, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls and the Supremes. His credits also include work with instrumentalists Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, Louie Bellson, Benny Carter, and Clark Terry. Bill Bell is also the featured pianist on the Art Farmer CD "Live at Stanford".