Kirchner, Bill

Bill Kirchner

Bill Kirchner
BA, Manhattan College
Part-Time Faculty, School of Jazz

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Areas of Expertise:
Jazz history, composing and arranging, jazz improvisation, saxophone, business of music
Bill Kirchner is an award-winning musician who has received Grammy, NAIRD Indie, and Jazz Journalists Association awards. He is leader of the Bill Kirchner Nonet and Trio. He has been named as “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition—Arranger” in eight DownBeat International Critics polls. Kirchner is a producer and annotator of new and reissued recordings for many labels.
Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Composition/Arranging 
  • Jazz History 
  • Jazz and Ballet 
  • Composers Forum
  • Composition Styles
  • Improvisation Ensemble
  • Contemporary Jazz and Its Exponent
Recent Publications:
The Oxford Companion To Jazz, editor (Oxford University Press, 2000)
A Miles Davis Reader, editor (Smithsonian, 1997)

An Evening of Indigos (Jazzheads Records, 2015)
Lifeline (Jazzheads Records, 2014)
One Starry Night (Jazzheads Records, 2011)
Old Friends (Jazzheads Records, 2011)
Everything I Love (Evening Star Records, 2005)
Trance Dance
(A-Records, 1999)
Some Enchanted Evening
(A-Records, 1998)

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