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Blues: Piano Blues Moods: Type: Instrumental Jazz: Contemporary Jazz

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Bill Sample

BILL SAMPLE
Bill Sample has been a force in the West Coast music scene for many years. A recent highlight of Bill’s career includes playing on the 2008, Grammy-winning Ratatouille soundtrack. During his tenure as Music Director for David Foster, he worked with Brian Adams, Celine Dion, Peter Cetera and Kenny Loggins, to name a few. His recording credits include Leon Bibb, Eric Bibb, Michelle Wright, Randy Bachman and Simple Plan. He has also performed with Ray Charles, Mel Torme, and Robben Ford.
In 2003, Bill was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. In 2010, Bill received both a Lifetime Achievement Award and Most Influential Jazz Musician from the Royal Canadian Music Project, and his band Sample Stearns Band (from the 70’s) received the Most Influential Group Award.
In 2013, Bill was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In 2014, Bill and playwright Bob Sarti were awarded the Ovation Award for Best
New Work, for The Raymur Mothers, a musical.
Currently, Bill is busy launching his new band Wild Blue Herons featuring Darlene Ketchum on vocals, as well as continuing to work with The Bill Sample Trio and The Marcus Mosely Chorale.
March 2018

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