BillCBos's Profile

About me:Bill is a Boston based singer-pianist-songwriter whose band performs an eclectic mix of “soul funkified jazz” (according to a recent magazine review), and Bill’s latest CD, “Bounce” has been released on iTunes and other major online outlets and I was nominated as the Best Jazz Act of 2012 by New England Music Awards.

Bill’s career has had me sharing the stage with Paula Cole, blues harmonica great James Cotton, various members of Boston, Foreigner, The Motown “Funk Brothers”, Robert Holmes from ‘Til Tuesday, The Temptations, Esperanza Spaulding, Layla Hathaway, Andre Ward, and Bill has performed and recorded with members of the Boston Pops, backing band for Sting and Chris Botte, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. Bill is the winner of the Dimock Center’s Steppin’ Out music competition, nominated for Best Jazz Act in the New England Music awards in 2012, placed first in OurStage.com’s March JVC Newport Jazz Festival competition and is the Winner in the 2009 Independent Music Awards in the Ringtone Category.

Bill’s music is available on iTunes, Napster, Amazon and Rhapsody, and has been featured on WGBH FM’s Jazz Gallery, WFNX Sunday Brunch, WNBP’s Kickin' Back with Kathleen, WATD’s ‘round Midnight, PIXY103 FM, Exploit Boston Radio, and Radio Fly 1.
He has also been showcased at the Provincetown Rocks festival, the Old Iron Spring Festival in Saratoga, NY, the Yankee Homecoming Festival in Newburyport, MA and the Atlantis Music Festival, the largest music festival in the Southeast US. I’ve been voted as best keyboardist 16 times by Garageband.com, and Bill’s songs have been chosen top 500 in the 2009 Billboard Magazine’s Songwriters list and Honorable Mention in the Magazine’s 2006, 2008 and 2009 songwriting lists.
Member Since:October 16, 2006
Last Login:August 27, 2013
Location:Winthrop, MA
Birthday:October 26
Music means to me:Music is my true love. I left it for a while to pursue a more "responsible" life, which seems to have backfired on me. I'm back to performing again and realize this is what I am meant to do.
Schools:Berklee College of Music, Hudson Valley Community College, CCHS Troy
General Interests:music, live performances, kayaking, graphic design, glass art, my wife
Other Distractions:sunsets, helping people, teaching, trying lose weight

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