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Bill Cornish

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Keyboardist for jazz, rock, jam and whatever else crosses his path

Never one to be going in only one direction, Bill Cornish seeks out projects that allow him to utilize his many influences. In addition to producing solo CDs which themselves are an eclectic blend of jazz, funk, orchestral and world fusion, he is also the keyboardist for the jazz/rock fusion project The Odd Get Even (featuring Ike Turner alumni drummer Bill Ray) and the Chicago-based tribal-jam-rock band Giant Shadows.

Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for a variety of bands including The Thomas Connor Band (rock project featuring Blood Sweat & Tears singer Thomas Connor), Zindu (improvisational groove fusion), Will Sumner's Tropic Zone (latin influenced jazz), and Willovalot (smooth jazz and funk).

From the early 80s through the mid-90s, he was keyboardist for Crystal, a band with whom he spent twelve years touring throughout the western United States, Alaska and Japan. During that time he opened for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. The Crystal album Collection was among the top ten selling melodic rock CDs for German distributor AOR Heaven in the year 2000.

Bill released his latest solo CD in November, 2013, entitled Kaleidoscope. The third album from the Odd Get Even, Happy Critters, is due out in early 2014. He can frequently be found performing live in the Chicagoland area.

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