Bill Cornish has balanced years of composing jazz and new age music with performing in rock bands. Heavily influenced by many styles, including jazz, orchestral and world music, he always brings his diverse musical background to bear on anything he does. His track "Fragile" was nominated for a 2009 JPF Award for Best New Age Song. His newest CD is the 2023 release "Hiraeth."
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Continuing to not fit neatly into typical genre pigeonholes, this is a collection of upbeat and accessible contemporary jazz/fusion with touches of funk, Latin, new age and world music. Diverse yet cohesive, alternately fiery and contemplative.
Album reviews are available at http://billcornish.com.
Shadowfax, Kitaro, Bob James, Deodato, Jerry Goodman,
70's jazz (Deodato, Bob James, Hubert Laws, etc.), Prog rock (Kansas, Saga, Yes) , Windham Hill (Shadowfax, George Winston), world & classical musc
Bill Cornish has balanced years of composing jazz and new age music with performing in rock bands. Heavily influenced by many styles, including jazz, orchestral and world music, he always brings his diverse musical background to bear on anything he does. He can currently be seen performing as the keyboardist for the rock group The Thomas Connor Band
Of his most recent solo album, Sojourn, JazzReview.com 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."
Bill is currently the keyboardist for a new jazz-fusion recording project entitled The Odd Get Even featuring Ike Turner alumni drummer Bill Ray and the rock project The Thomas Connor Band.
Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for Zindu (improvisational groove fusion), Will Sumner's Tropic Zone (latin influenced jazz), and Willovalot (smooth jazz and funk). 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.
He is currently at work on a new solo CD as well as new albums for The Odd Get Even and The Thomas Connor Band.