About Bill Cornish
Keyboardist Bill Cornish’s music is an eclectic blend of styles. Heavily influenced by many genres, including jazz, orchestral and world music, he always brings his diverse musical background to bear on anything he does.
Of his most recent solo album, Sojourn, JazzReview.com says, “…a truly diverse and illustrative project. It proves worthy of its boast that it’s an exercise in cinematic storytelling and that Cornish’s music defies easy categorization. There are strong flirts with blues, jazz, and world touches.”
Bill is currently the keyboardist for a new jazz-fusion recording project entitled The Odd Get Even featuring Ike Turner alumni drummer Bill Ray and the rock project The Thomas Connor Band.
Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for Zindu (improvisational groove fusion), Will Sumner’s Tropic Zone (latin influenced jazz), and Willovalot (smooth jazz and funk). From the early 80s through the mid-90s, he was keyboardist for Crystal, a band with whom he spent twelve years touring throughout the western United States, Alaska and Japan. During that time he opened for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. The Crystal album Collection was among the top ten selling melodic rock CDs for German distributor AOR Heaven in the year 2000.
Webcasts of all 24 Dead & Company concerts that will be held between May 30 – July 14 are available including a free webcast of the tour opener.
Jam quartet Gov’t Mule has expanded an already extensive summer tour with a second leg.
The complete lineup for this October’s Suwannee Hulaween festival has been revealed and includes The String Cheese Incident, Jamiroquai, ODESZA and more.
Grace Potter revealed the acts that will join her at this year’s installment of Grand Point North in Burlington, Vermont.
This fall, legendary rockers Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band will resume a tour that was put on hold while Seger underwent emergency spinal surgery.