Bill O'Connell

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Bill O'Connell
Born (1953-08-22) August 22, 1953 (age 66)
GenresJazz, Latin jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader
Years active1982–present

Bill O'Connell (born August 22, 1953 in New York City) is a jazz pianist and bandleader. He is most associated with Latin jazz and also hard bop. He studied piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, but has mostly lived in NYC or Long Island. He worked for Chet Baker and Sonny Rollins at early stages in his career. From 1982 to present he has often collaborated and toured with Dave Valentin.


  • 2015: The Power Of Two (Panorama)[1]
  • 2016: Heart Beat (Savant)[2]
  • 2018: Jazz Latin (Savant)[3]


  1. ^ Steve Slagle & Bill O'Connell, The Power Of Two. Review by Dan Bilawsky, May 29, 2015 - retrieved 31 October 2018
  2. ^ Bill O'Connell and The Latin Jazz All-Stars, Heart Beat. Review by Edward Blanco, January 14, 2016 - retrieved 31 October 2018
  3. ^ Bill O'Connell, Jazz Latin. Review by Alex Henderson, NYCJR, July 2018, Issue 195, page 22 - retrieved 29 October 2018

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