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Bill Harris Jazz

Jazz pianist, composer and vocalist

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Irish Inn again tomorrow

  I'm excited to be back with Brooks Tegler and Tommy Cecil again on 01/31/16 at 5:30p.m. at the Irish Inn in Glen Echo, MD.  It is always a fun scene and we never know who might show up to play. There is a good chance Greg Meyer (t sax) may be there. Yea!  See

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Navy Commodores at Castleton

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  We got to hear this awesome band at the invite of Burnett Thompson near home this evening at the beautiful Castleton Theater. Among the great players I was able to reconnect with afterwards were Dan LaMaestra, Luis Hernandez, Peter Revell and Steve Williams. Thanks to all of the Navy Commodores for a fabulous concert.

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

STUDIO CLASS

  Promising future jazz musicians

  Promising future jazz musicians

  Guest presenting for students of Burnett Thompson. I really enjoyed interacting with a delightful group of young aspiring musicians, ages 6 to 17 years.