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Behind The Scarf

by Bill Jolly

The debut CD from former keyboardist and vocalist for Grover Washington, Jr. It's a mix of soul, jazz, funk, mid-tempo latin and beautiful vocal ballads.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
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1. Cruisin' Through the Park (fairmount Park)
3:25 album only
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2. I'll Always Run to You
3:51 album only
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3. 1970's Basement Party
4:30 album only
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4. Get Your Jolly's Off
4:17 album only
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5. Another Man's Wife
3:43 album only
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6. It Will Be Alright
4:15 album only
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7. Be My Piano
2:50 album only
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8. My Queen
3:59 album only
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9. Never Alone
3:44 album only
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10. Voices Through Time
3:20 album only
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11. Extremely Warm
3:20 album only
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12. One On One
4:30 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Behind The Scarf" is the debut release from world reknown keyboardist/ musical director/ vocalist Bill Jolly.He performed all instruments,vocals and wrote and produced this stellar debut CD.

The CD is a tribute to his late mother,Rowena, who passed from a lengthy bout with cancer.

Bill Jolly is a keyboardist, composer, and music producer who’s rarely seen without a big smile and his trademark keyboard scarf. He toured for 10 years as keyboardist/ vocalist/ musical director with the late saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.

Awards and Honors of Note:
(3) Time Emmy Award Winner for Music Composition
(2) National Feature Articles in Keyboard Magazine
Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from West Chester University (1998)
Inducted into the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame (2004)

Endorsements:
Bill is featured in commercials and billboard ads for Verizon DSL, Korg Keyboards, and recently was hired by the Bose Corporation to help sell over 3 million dollars worth of product on QVC.(2006)

Musical Director/Accompanist (A brief list of artists he's accompanied on stage.)
Celine Dion, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Teddy Pendergrass, Musiq, The Chieftons, Brian McKnight, Michael Bolton, Da Brat, Grover Washington Jr, Paul Anka, Jaguar Wright, Gerald LeVert, Vesta, Angie Stone, (EnVogue’s) Terri Ellis, Eric Benet

Music for TV/Commercials: (A brief list of companies he's written music for.)
MTV Networks, VH-1, Showtime, HBO, McDonalds, BET, Coca-Cola, PBS, Hershey Park, Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place, Columbia Tri- Star Pictures, WDAS radio

Musical Direction for Theatre: (A brief list of plays he's directed.)
Lady Day (The Billie Holiday Story) in England, Paris, US. (Drama Desk Award winner), Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz, Leader of the Pack.

Miscellaneous:
-Bill is the Musical Director for the 2006 Rhythm and Blues Awards.
-Bill was a member of the Clinton All- Star Inauguration Choir conducted by Quincy Jones featuring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Kenny Rodgers, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, etc…
-The Bill Jolly Choir performed nationally for the 2000 Republican National Convention and was featured on “Nightline, World News Tonight and Good Morning America.”
-Bill was one of the founding members voted into the Board of Govenors of Phila.’s 1st NARAS Branch and is also a member of NATAS.
-Bill wrote and produced ‘The End of the Violence Begins with Me” sponsored by Melon Bank. The song incorporated the Phila. All City children’s choir, the All City H.S. Jazz Band and 8 student lyricists and was performed nationally on the Maury Povich Show.
-Bill was a music reporter for NBC10’s Award winning “Time Out” TV show. -“Bill Jolly’s Hard Drive,” Bill’s 10 piece soul band, opened the 1st 6 weeks of Gamble @ Huff’s/ Bynum’s TSOP restaurant in Atlantic City’s Tropicana in the Quarter.

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Darrall Campbell

excellent cd
Bill Jolly is one of the most gifted musician around today. His cd is what music and quality is all about
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Joannetta Young

Wow! Nice!
This CD is Excellent!!!!
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Maurice Tully

Behind the Scarf
I have been a fan of Bill's music for years and I have enjoyed working with him as well. This debut CD is just a taste of what Bill is all about. I can't wait for the next CD.
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