BillGN
 
 
Credentials:
Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Performer, Clinician, Educator.
Assistant Professor - Music and Entertainment Industries, Jazz & Commercial Music - Setnor School of Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse University.
Director - Music Industry Minor Program - Setnor School of Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse University.
Bachelor of Music - Eastman School of Music.
Master of Music - U. Of Southern California.
Member: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)

Composer/arranger:
Published vocal jazz charts with UNC Jazz Press and liturgical music with Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
Two time ASCAPlus Award Recipient, 2005 - 2006, 2007 - 2008.

Performer:
Bill has been performing around Upstate New York and the northeastern U.S. for over 25 years and has garnered 4 Syracuse Area Music Awards. The Bill DiCosimo Quartet has garnered two nominations for best jazz CD release for "Grab Hold of Your Dreams" (2006) and "Threads" (2009) while also receiving world-wide radio airplay. The quartet performed at the Detroit International Jazz Fest in 2004 and at the Syracuse Jazz Fest's 25th Anniversary on opening day, 2006. Bill also plays keyboards for regional favorite Latin rock band: "Grupo Pagan". In 2007, Grupo's CD recording: "Save The World", produced by internationally renowned bass player: Jimmy Haslip. won a SAMMY for Recording of the Year also  receiving worldwide radio airplay. 

Bill has also been a session musician for various local and national recording projects. January '05, Bill played piano and synth on a series of recording sessions with the Boston Brass to recreate the Stan Kenton Christmas Album released fall 2006. The CD was nominated for a GRAMMY. 

Summer 2012 Bill, Edgar Pagan and Josh Dekaney formed the Grupo Pagan Trio and spent two weeks performing concerts, workshops and improvisation sessions in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero, Brazil and in January 2013, the trio took their music, workshops and recorded at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Kawasaki Province, Japan also performing at the Blue Mood Club in Tokyo. 

Bill is now backing renowned singer/songwriter vocalist Mary Fahl as keyboardist for her live full - band shows throughout the northeast as well as backing acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer: Mark Doyle on his "Guitar Noir" project that will be a main stage feature at the 2014 
M & T Jazz Festival, July 11th, 2014. 

Bill has worked with or accompanied a number of jazz luminaries including Dave Valentin, Emedin Rivera, Ernie Watts, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Haslip and the late David "Fathead" Newman and opened for Spyro Gyra, Average White Band, Karyn White, Tom Scott and The Braxton Brothers.

Educator, Clinician:
Teaching for the Music and Entertainment Industries program at Syracuse University, is tremendously rewarding!  It's great to see students develop the myriad of skills required to make it in the music industry today. I see the future in the hearts and minds of my students and the passion they have for music. It is indeed an honor to work with and mentor these future professionals. As a nationally recognized clinician and educator, Bill has done workshops, clinics and lectures in Los Angeles, Detroit, Syracuse, Iowa, Buffalo, New York City, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Brazil and Kawasaki, Japan.

 
 
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