Bill Pierce

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Bill Pierce (also Billy Pierce) (born September 25, 1948 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American jazz saxophonist.

He played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the early 1980s[1] and in Tony Williams's quintet in the mid-1980s to early 1990s.[2] He also has released numerous CDs for which he is the band leader.[3]

He studied with Joe Viola and Andy McGhee at Berklee College of Music, and with Joe Allard. He is the school's woodwind department chair.[4]


As sideman[edit]

With Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

With Superblue

With Tony Williams

  • Civilization (Blue Note, 1987)[6]
  • Angel Street (Blue Note, 1988)[7]
  • Native Heart (Blue Note, 1990)[8]
  • The Story of Neptune (Blue Note, 1992)[9]
  • Tokyo Live (Blue Note, 1992)[10]