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Bill Charlap Trio at the Treelawn Music Hall

Read "Bill Charlap Trio at the Treelawn Music Hall" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Over the past decade or so, Cleveland's Waterloo District has been known primarily for its artsy community and for the frequent concerts that occur at the renowned Beachland Ballroom. With the majority of the shows at that venue coming from the rock and alternative genre, jazz has not been given a prominent voice in the area. That all changed about eighteen months ago with the purchase of the Slovenian Workmen's Home just up the street from the Beachland. Among several ...

Live Review

Bill Charlap Trio at Jazz, TX

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Bill Charlap Trio Jazz, TX San Antonio, Texas November 14, 2023 Back in March 2020, the Bill Charlap Trio featuring Peter Washington and Kenny Washington was the last act hosted by Jazz, TX before the pandemic shut everything down. They made a deep impression, and--nearly four years later--the club was excited to welcome them back, as was the capacity crowd. The trio opened, appropriately, with Kenny Barron's “And Then Again," a fast bebop blues ...


Bill Charlap's Stardust

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From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in April 2002. As was evident in his first trio releases for Criss Cross, pianist Bill Charlap is genuinely interested in beauty. In his hands, even the most overt swingers seem to find melody expressed as a prime ingredient, with a lithe use of space and dynamics providing the shading to his most personal expressions. While 2000's Written in the Stars might have communicated Charlap's finest ...


Meet Bill Charlap

Read "Meet Bill Charlap" reviewed by Craig Jolley

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in March 2001. Songwriter Moose Charlap (father) and show business childhood He wrote lyrics to some things, not too many. He mainly wrote music, played piano, and sang. He wasn't a pianist per se--he sort of demonstrated his own music. I wasn't like a “show business brat." I just did what came naturally--some people I'd perform in front of, and some I wouldn't. Nobody ever forced ...


Bill Charlap: Intellect And Emotion

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"I don't ever remember a time when I didn't play the piano," reflects pianist Bill Charlap, who has become one of the giants of his generation on his instrument of choice, as evidenced by the array of other great players with whom he has performed. With his deft and agile approach he can summon a fiery intensity on the most difficult pieces and play with dreamy subtlety on softer things, like when accompanying a singer--a specialty of his.

Radio & Podcasts

Dick Hyman, Harold Betters & Bill Charlap

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Our 737th Episode of Neon Jazz begins with celebrated NYC pianist Bill Charlap with a cut from his Street of Dreams (Blue Note, 2021). From there, we hear Gerry Mulligan and a story from Bill about his time on the bandstand with the legend. We also get into new music from Elena Macque and hear about her love of saxophone great Kenny Garrett. As the show moves on, we also hear new music from David Janeway, Rachel Therrien and John ...

Live Review

Bill Charlap Trio at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

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Bill Charlap Trio Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Jazz on Stage with Matt Wilson Brookville, NY November 8, 2015 To witness pianist Bill Charlap in action is to receive an education, so who better than the newly-appointed Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University to help kick off a new performance and education initiative at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts? While Jazz has always been part ...


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