Bill Easley has had a diversified career, as a professional musician, spanning more than forty -five
years. Bill represents the fourth generation of a family dedicated to music.
Over the years he has played in bands led by such notables as Ruth Brown, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff,
Bobby Short, Louie Bellson, Nicholas Payton, Charles McPhearson, James Williams, Roland Hanna, Earl
May, Illinois Jaquett, Ron Carter, Frank Foster, Mercer Ellington, Warren Vache',Panama Fransis and
Grady Tate among many others.
In addition to his extensive discography as a sideman, he also has four recordings as a leader; Wind
Inventions, First Call, Easley Said and Business Man's Bounce His arsenal of woodwind instruments
includes; Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute and piccolo.
Bill Easley started playing professionally in 1959 with his parents at the age of thirteen