Bill O'Connell

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Birthday
22, 1953
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
New York

About

Post-bop, Latin jazz, hard-bop artist. He worked with many Latin and non-Latin artists. He was known as an arranger, bandleader, and composer.

Before Fame

He enrolled in Ohio's Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied classical piano. He worked with Sonny Rollins and Chet Baker when he was starting out.

Trivia

His frequent collaborator and touring companion beginning in 1982 was Dave Valentin.

Family Life

He grew up in Port Washington, Long Island.

Associated With

His lyrical style was influenced by artists like Herbie Hancock.