Bill French-Piano

Born in Pennsylvania, Bill began his professional career at age 15 playing piano with a high school jazz combo. At age 30 he also began playing jazz drums professionally. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (piano & composition); Bethany College-KS (BA music); University of Illinois-UC (Masters-Music Education). Bill has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad playing with bands including the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Zoot Sims Quintet & Arnett Cobb Quartet. Original compositions appear on CD’s “Bass Case Sessions” and “Champaign Underground”.

Bill French