B-Smooth Jazz (Bill Mills)

    “Shadow of a Pyramid”

    Composer Bill Mills professional career started at age 15 in a group called The Showcase featuring Juwan Falana, who was Lola Falana’s younger brother, playing the bass guitar.

    Later, he met Byard Lancaster and Khan Jamal, where they encouraged him to study music theory and together they formed a band called The Sounds of Liberation.

    After recording albums and touring for two years, he enrolled at Cheyney University to study music education. In the late 80s he came upon a piano and liked it so much, he’s been playing the piano/keys ever since.

    One of his heavy influences is George Duke, a very versatile keyboard player, playing all genres including Jazz and R&B. Bill also admires his ability to compose music, a gift he shares.

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