Bill Mercier

Bill Mercier

Whether it’s pre-1920s all the way up to the present day, Bill loves Jazz! He loves it for its spontaneity, its originality, its history of always being eager to push the boundaries of conventionality a little further, and for its ability to make it’s performers really listen to each other when they play together – almost like having a conversation. With all its influences from all the regional and ethnic segments of our society, it truly is, as Duke Ellington said, “America’s Music”.

Whether it’s something as early as Scott Joplin, through Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, to Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, right up to John Zorn, Lucian Ban and David Bowie, join Bill for a taste of this great art form on Jazz Notes every Friday from 6 to 8pm.

You can contact Bill at jazznotes@kptz.org.

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