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Bill Harris Jazz

Jazz pianist, composer and vocalist

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Library of Congress 11/17/2015; Gershwin Prize Awarded to Willie Nelson

I had a wonderful time playing with David Jernigan (bass) for Willie Nelson and family, as well as Michael Feinstein, who spoke first for the ceremony and later performed "Embraceable You". There was a full house of distinguished guests who were very appreciative. Michael Feinstein is a huge supporter of the LOC and was wonderful to speak with. He is extremely nice and has a vast knowledge of American Popular Music. It was an honor to be a part of this celebration. Special thanks to Burnett Thompson for having me on the gig and to Steinway Piano, DC for the wonderful and beautifully tuned instrument.

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   David Jernigan waiting to perform

  David Jernigan waiting to perform

   an elegant speech by Michael Feinstein

  an elegant speech by Michael Feinstein

   Willie Nelson before receiving the award

  Willie Nelson before receiving the award