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Bill O'Connell

p, *1953 US
Musician of Jazz and Latin

Bill O'Connell (born on August 22, 1953 in New York City) is a jazz pianist and bandleader. He is most associated with Latin jazz and also hard bop. He studied piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, but has mostly lived in NYC or Long Island. He worked for Chet Baker and Sonny Rollins at early stages in his career. From 1982 to present he has often collaborated and toured with Dave Valentin.

  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Obama Samba on Jazz Latin by Bill O'Connell
Blue in Green on The Three of Us by Alessandro Napolitano, Bill O'Connell & Nico Catacchio
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top on Zócalo by Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars
St. James Infirmary on Vibes, Straight Up by Various Artists
Sun for Sunny on A Change Is Gonna Come by Bill O'Connell
A Change Is Gonna Come on A Change Is Gonna Come by Bill O'Connell
Cello's Bellows on A Touch of Jazz by Various Artists
Bluestier on A Touch of Jazz by Various Artists
Puttin' on the Ritz on Jazz Latin by Bill O'Connell
Sweet Peanut on A Change Is Gonna Come by Bill O'Connell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Jazz LatinBill O'Connell2018Album
The Three of UsBill O'Connell, Nico Catacchio, Alessandro Napolitano2017Album
Monk's Cha ChaBill O'Connell2017Album
Heart BeatBill O'Connell And The Latin Jazz All-Stars2016Album
The Power Of TwoSteve Slagle & Bill O'Connell2015Album
ImagineBill O'Connell And The Latin Jazz All-Stars2014Album
ZócaloBill O'Connell + The Latin Jazz All-Stars2013Album
Triple Play Plus ThreeBill O'Connell With Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Richie Flores2011Album
Rhapsody In BlueBill O'Connell2010Album
Triple PlayBill O'Connell With Dave Valentin & Richie Flores2008Album
Latin Jazz FantasyBill O'Connell With: Dave Valentin, Bob Malach2004Album
ReturnBill Connors With Bill O'Connell, Lincoln Goines & Kim Plainfield2004Album
Sleep Warm - A Jazz Lullaby CollectionThe Jazz Slumber Project Directed By Bill O'Connell1998Album
Lost VoicesBill O'Connell1993Album
Signature Featuring Bill O'ConnellBill O'Connell1993Album
Love For SaleBill O'Connell1988Album
SearchingBill O'Connell1978Album
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