Bill Charlap

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The jazz program at William Paterson University has been helmed by Bill Charlap since 2015. There are 24 active ensembles, and Charlap, who serves as the school's Director of Jazz Studies, joined saxophonist and author Dr. David Demsey in bringing one of them to perform in our studio for Jazz Appreciation Month.

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Nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Here are the nominees in the Jazz field. Pianists Billy Childs and Fred Hersch are each multiple nominees, in the album and solo categories. So is saxophonist Chris Potter. Stay tuned to WBGO and wbgo.org for more commentary about the awards.

The Bill Charlap Trio, a fixture of the New York jazz firmament, began making music together 20 years ago.

Bill Charlap — pianist, bandleader and the artistic director of Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y — knows a thing or two about being a custodian of jazz traditions.


The William Paterson University Jazz Sextet Plays Monk and Ellington

Apr 10, 2017

William Paterson University has 24 jazz ensembles. Bill Charlap, the renowned pianist who serves as the school's Director of Jazz Studies, brought one of them to perform in our studio for Jazz Appreciation Month.