Bill Carrothers

About Me

Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for 30 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Village Gate, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and more recently, headlined a week with his trio at the famed Village Vanguard in New York City. He has been a leader on eighteen recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz including Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Eric Gravatt, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins, Ari Hoenig, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ben Street, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans, and Benny Wallace.

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DISCOGRAPHY As a leader: The Artful Dodger (1987) The Blues and the Greys (1997) A Band In All Hope (1997) After Hours (1999) The Language of Crows (1999) Duets With Bill Stewart (2000) Swing Sing Songs (2001) The Electric Bill (2002) Ghost Ships (2003) Armistice 1918 (2004) I Love Paris (2004) Civil War Diaries (2005) Shine Ball (2005) No Choice (2006) Keep Your Sunny Side Up (2007) Home Row (2008) Play Day (2008) Joy Spring (2010) Excelsior (2011) Live at the Village Vanguard (2011)

As a sideman: Bill Stewart - Snide Remarks (1995) Bill Stewart - Telepathy (1997) Jay Epstein - Long Ago (1997) Scott Colley - Subliminal (1998) Dave Douglas - Moving Portrait (1999) Ira Sullivan - After Hours, Vol. 5 (2000) Peg Carrothers - Blue Skies (2001) Phil Grenadier - Playful Intentions (2003) Dre Pallemaerts - Pan Harmonie (2007) Kevin Brady - Common Ground (2007) Andy Sherrer - In and Out (2007) Kevin Tkacz - It’s Not What You Think (2008) Robin Verheyen - Painting Spaces (2008) Matt Turner - The Voices That Are Gone (2008) Kevin Brady Trio - Zeitgeist (2009) Jay Epstein - Easy Company (2009) Max DeAloe - Apnea (2009)

Awards: Bill Carrothers - Duets with Bill Stewart: Winner of the French Diapason d'Or de l'ann�e Winner of a German Schallplatten Preis A Top 10 disc of 1999 in Jazzman Magazine

Bill Carrothers - After Hours: Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine)

Wendy Lewis/Bill Carrothers - The Language of Crows: Top 10 Disc of 1999 (Jazz Magazine)

Armistice 1918 (2004) 2004 Grand Prix de l'académie Charles Cros New York Times - Critic's Choice, 2004 Jazz Magazine - Top 10 of 2004 JazzMan Magazine - Top 10 of 2004 Le Monde - Top 10 of 2004 Montreal Mirror - Top 10 of 2004 Liberation - Top 3 of 2004 JAZZIZ Magazine - Critics Choice, 2004 Inrockuptibles - Top 10 of 2004

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