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Bill Washer

Jazz Guitar Teacher

Moravian College

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Moravian College

1200 Main Street

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

United States

Company Description

America's sixth oldest college, Moravian College is a residential, liberal arts college that draws on the Moravian traditions of community, engagement in the world, and balance among body, mind, and spirit in the life of the individual. The College seeks ... more

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Employment History




Faculty Member
Joffrey Ballet Company


performance and composition

Berklee College of Music

BFA Program

The New School University

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Some of the other jazz artists Craig has performed with include: Larry Coryell, Vic Juris, Bill Dobbins, Tim Hagans, Brian Lynch, Keith Copland, Bill Watrous, George Young, Gerry and Adam Neiwood, Kim Parker, Bobby Routch, Howared Alden, John Swana, Bob Grauso Big Band, Bill Washer, Howard Roberts, Jeff Hamilton and many others.
Bill Washer (alt. guitarist) Bill Washer (alt. guitarist), grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he began studying guitar at the age of 13 from Donald Ames.
In High School he led several bands performing at dances and local functions. He spent the summers teaching guitar at Duke Spinner's music store and playing in Father George Wiskerchen's jazz big band at the Eastman School of Music, where he also studied music theory.
After graduation from High School, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston majoring in performance and composition. He also worked in the Boston stage production of "Hair", and on the road with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson.
In 1973 he moved to New York to play guitar with the Joffrey Ballet Company and began free-lance work recording on record albums, movies, jingles, etc. as well as live performances, both in New York and on the road. In 1982 his first record album on which he composed and arranged all of the selections was released on the Japanese "Arista" label. He has recorded and/or performed with: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Gato Barbieri, Ray Barreto, Teruo Nakamura, Barry Miles, Curtis Fuller, Manu Dubango, Bob Mintzer, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Angie Bofil, Frank Sinatra, Michael Urbaniak, Marlena Shaw, Lenny White, Stanely Clarke, Ivan Lins, and others. He has done numerous Broadway shows including West Side Story, Grease, Bring Back Birdie, Leader of the Pack, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Bloodbrothers, 42nd Street, The Life, Footloose, The Lion King, Avenue Q, and is currently working with Liza Minnelli and singers/songwriters Ashford and Simpson. He is also teaching Jazz Guitar at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Faculty members include well-known jazz musicians James Buckley (jazz history and theory), Tom Hamilton (saxophone and woodwinds), Marko Marcinko (drums and jazz piano), Tony Marino (acoustic and electric bass), Eddie Severn (jazz trumpet and brass) and Bill Washer (jazz guitar).

Washer has been part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania jazz scene for more than 20 years. He has toured and recorded with such legends as Gato Barbieri, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minelli, Asford and Simpson and Michael Brecker. Bill is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and is a professor at Moravian College and Muhlenberg University.

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The trio consists of guitarist Bill Washer, bassist Paul Rostock and Glenn Davis on drums.

Washer composes the original music for the group and is active as a freelance musician.He tours with Ashford and Simpson, and Liza Minnelli.He teaches jazz guitar at Moravian College.


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