Written by Jim Eigo:
Bill O'Connell is a native New Yorker who has played with
many of the greats in the worlds of jazz and latin-jazz. In 1977, he joined the
legendary congero, Mongo SantaMaria, writing and performing with him for over 2
years. Following that he worked with Chet Baker and jazz legend Sonny Rollins. In
1982, he joined Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin, and they have been touring the
world together ever since.
and The Latin Jazz All-Stars
at Birdland July 3-7 (Tuesday thru Saturday)
Shows at 8:30 and 11 PM
Cover charge $30-$40
Bill, an internationally recognized composer, has had his original compositions
on CD's by Mongo SantaMaria, Emily Remler, Charles Fambrough, and on virtually every
recording made by flutist Dave Valentin. He has also performed with Astrud Gilberto,
Jon Lucien, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Conrad Herwig and The Latin
Side and many others.
Bill's most recent recordings are "Rhapsody in Blue" on the Challenge label and
"Triple Play Plus Three" on the ZOHO label which received a 4 star review in Downbeat.
Bobby Ramirez writes in the Latinjazzclub " There is no doubt this jazz cat (Bill
O'Connell) has game; more like fire-breathing musical passion tempered with immense
intellectual dominance of Jazz and Latin music that may be good enough to rival
some of the great Latin Jazz pianists of the last quarter century: Chucho Valdes,
George Dalto, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and others."
Bill is bringing in a true "All-Star" band to Birdland with Steve Slagle-sax, Luis
Bonilla-trombone, Richie Flores-congas, Ruben Rodriguez-bass, and Adam Cruz on drums.
315 West 44th Street
(Btw 8th & 9th Avs)
New York, NY 10036
James Carter Trio, protagonista della settimana al Birdland di New York (07/10/2012)
Karrin Allyson, nominata varie volte al Grammy Award, in concerto al Birdland di New York (06/06/2012)
Al via, dal 19 giugno, al Bridland di New York, il Django Reinhardt NY Festival, "The Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" (25/05/2012)
Al Birdland di New York, parte "Bossabrasil", con Marcos Valle, Paula Morelenbaum (15/04/2012)
Questa settimana, Enrico Rava Tribe Quintet al Birdland di New York! (22/02/2012)
A grande richiesta, la cantante Jane Monheit torna al Birdland di New York City (10/02/2012)