Billy Kerr


Billy Kerr a choisi d'interpréter:
Billy Kerr has chosen to perform:

a selection of jazz standards and original works

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Jeff Johnston, piano

Fraser Hollins, contrebasse / bass

Joel Haynes, batterie / drums

Billy Kerr, a versatile musician, is an accomplished jazz artist, composer, arranger, and clinician. After completing studies at the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College, he wrote and performed with the New York Saxophone Quartet, in addition to his steady work in the Broadway Theatre and New York recording studios. In Montréal he is an active freelancer, soprano saxophonist in the Phenix Saxophone Quartet, and co-founder of Duo Bilanci. Billy leads his own jazz quintet, which just released it's first CD, and writes CD reviews for Saxophone Journal and Planet Jazz. Billy is a Keilwerth / Boosey & Hawkes performing artist and plays Rico reeds.

Billy Kerr, a native New Yorker and now a resident of Montréal, along with his quintet will present a unique program of original compositions and music from the standard jazz repertoire. The quintet includes Charles Ellison - trumpet; George Nakaidze - piano; Fraser Hollins - bass; Joel Haynes - drums; and the leader on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flutes. A favorite attraction at Montréal area clubs for several years, the group released it's first CD titled "The Eagle Has!" in early 1999. This same year finds the quintet performing at three different jazz festivals across Canada. In June they'll be at the Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival, July the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and in October the Moncton Jazz and Blues Festival.

Bill Kerr will also present a conference / clinic

The Need for Good Doubling

This clinic will focus on the art of woodwind doubling. Presented by a musician who for over twenty five years was one of New York City's busiest doublers, this clinic will demonstrate through live performance and recorded examples that high quality doubling is both possible and necessary. More and more composers and arrangers are not using woodwinds, bringing in so-called "legit" players, or worse, having woodwind parts played on synthesizers. The purpose of this clinic is to show saxophone players that they hold this palette of colors in their hands.

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