billmcb
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Band to Join, Upright bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

Bill McBirnie is a Canadian jazz and Latin flute specialist. He has studied with renowned flutists, Robert Aitken and Samuel Baron as well as Cuban charanga legend, Richard Egues. His awards include Flutist of the Year-Jazz Report Awards and winner in the USA National Flute Association's Jazz Flute Masterclass and Jazz Flute Big Band Competitions. He has produced two Extreme Flute projects and three acoustic jazz projects?one with The Mark Eisenman Trio (Nature Boy), one with Bernie Senensky (Paco Paco) and, most recently, one with Robi Botos (Mercy) which have all been in syndicated Jazz With Bob Parlocha's Top 40 and the latter of which won a Toronto Independent Music Award (2010) and was nominated for a US Independent Music Award (2011). He is also a teacher, clinician as well as a woodwind columnist with Canadian Musician magazine. In 2005, he was solicited personally by no less than Sir James Galway to serve as his Resident Jazz Flute Specialist at the official Sir James Galway web site.

Screen name:
billmcb
Member since:
Jan 06 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Hubert Laws,...Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Lester Young,...Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin...

EQUIPMENT

Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo

MUSIC