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Bill Cornish

Keyboardist Bill Cornish's music is an eclectic blend of styles. Heavily influenced by many genres, including jazz, orchestral and world music, he always brings his diverse musical background to bear on anything he does.

Of his solo album, Sojourn, says, "...a truly diverse and illustrative project. It proves worthy of its boast that it’s an exercise in cinematic storytelling and that Cornish’s music defies easy categorization. There are strong flirts with blues, jazz, and world touches."

Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for Zindu (improvisational groove fusion), The Thomas Connor Band (original classic-style rock), Will Sumner's Tropic Zone (latin tinged jazz), and Willovalot (smooth jazz).

From the early 80s through the mid-90s, he was keyboardist for Crystal, a band with whom he spent twelve years touring throughout the western United States, Alaska and Japan. During that time he opened for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. The Crystal album Collection was among the top ten selling melodic rock CDs for German distributor AOR Heaven in the year 2000.

His work can be heard most recently on "Happy Critters" - the third album from his new jazz-fusion recording project entitled The Odd Get Even featuring drummer Bill Ray (Ike Turner).

He is always at work on a new CD.