SEEKINGBand to Join, Upright bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar.
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.
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- Member since:
- Jan 06 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Hubert Laws,...Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Lester Young,...Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin...
Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Teaneck Track number: 1 Album: Nature Boy Genre: Jazz
This is a bebop/jazz piece with me and Mark Eisenman on piano.
Away From Home
Away From Home Track number: 3 Album: Desvio Genre: Acoustic
This is quite a beautiful piece that was improvised by me with Bruce Jones on guitar.
I'm Confessin' Track number: 3 Album: Scratch It!
This is a salsa version of an old standard.