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Jazz Guitar Teacher

Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.edu
Moravian College
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
United States

Company Description: Moravian College, in Bethlehem, Pa., is offering a certificate program in arts administration beginning this term.
Background

Employment History

  • Artistic Director
    Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Artistic Director
    Repertory Dance Theatre
  • Faculty
    DeSales University
  • Jazz Guitarist
  • Faculty Member
    Joffrey Ballet School
  • Jazz Guitarist
    Joffrey Ballet School

Education

  • performance and composition
    Berklee College of Music
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Web References
Co-op Bop - Band Biographies
www.co-opbop.com, 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
Bill Washer
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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.
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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.
 
www.thejoffreyworkshoptx.com, 27 Feb 2014 [cached]
Upon moving to Pennsylvania with her husband, jazz guitarist Bill Washer, and their daughter Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania as Ballet Mistress/Choreographer in 1990. She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994. In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance (her school in Wilkes-Barre, PA). She is a faculty member at The Joffrey Ballet School and is on the faculty of the dance department at Desales University. She recently accepted the position of Assistant Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre, Allentown, PA.
Bill Washer ...
www.funkxpress.com, 20 Sept 2014 [cached]
Bill Washer (Strings) Funk Xpress ~ Bill Washer
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BILL WASHER
Bill Washer grew up in Rochester, N.Y. where he began studying guitar at the age of 13. In 1973 Bill moved to NYC and began a career as a guitarist and performed as a session musician for jingles and albums, as well as concerts in the Jazz scene and the Broadway circuit. He has recorded and/ or performed with: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Ray Barreto, Barry Miles, Curtis Fuller, Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Cliff and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Bill brings the distinct funk guitar sound to Funk Xpress complete with wah-wah and other effects along with a driving sense of rhythm and a keen ear for improvisation.
Joffrey Ballet School - World Renowned Ballet Training Center - Summer Faculty
joffreyballetschool.com, 23 Oct 2012 [cached]
Upon moving to Pennsylvania with her husband, jazz guitarist Bill Washer, and their daughter Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania as Ballet Mistress/Choreographer in 1990. She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994. In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance (her school in Wilkes-Barre, PA). She is a faculty member at The Joffrey Ballet School and is on the faculty of the dance department at Desales University.
Pocono Record - Jazz trio at Deer Head Saturday
www.poconorecord.com, 31 Mar 2006 [cached]
The trio consists of guitarist Bill Washer, bassist Paul Rostock and Glenn Davis on drums.
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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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