The Bill Anschell Trio in Concert
Members-only festival passes on sale Thurs, August 22.
Public tickets on sale Thurs, August 29.
BIMA is excited to welcome The Bill Anschell Trio for an evening of piano-driven jazz music. Bill will be accompanied by Jeff Johnson, bass and D’Vonne Lewis, drums.
6:30 Doors and bar open
7:00 House opens for concert
7:30 Concert begins
This concert is part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival presented by BIMA in partnership with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz.
ABOUT THE BILL ANSCHELL TRIP
Pianist Bill Anschell has performed in premiere venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, both leading his trio and as pianist/musical director for vocalist Nnenna Freelon. His concert credits include eight European tours with Freelon and seven South American tours with his trio, including concerts in many of the leading international jazz festivals. Most recently, the Bill Anschell Trio toured Peru in April 2012, with performances in Lima, Cusco, and Puerto Maldonado, and performed at Paraguays annual jazz festival in 2014.
Anschell was the creator, producer and theme music composer for JazzSouth, a syndicated radio program broadcast from 1990 – 2002 on more than 200 stations around the world. In 1998 his CD, a different note all together, was selected by UPI (United Press International) as one of the years 10 Best jazz releases. That CD and his two follow-up releases When Cooler Heads Prevail (2001) and More to the Ear than Meets the Eye (2006) both enjoyed critical acclaim and extensive stays on the national jazz radio charts. His 2009 duo CD of spontaneous improvisations with saxophonist Brent Jensen was described by Cadence as startlingly beautiful, surprising, and powerfula transforming experience. Anschell is also highly regarded as a composer; his original pieces have been featured on many network and cable programs including NBCs The West Wing, HBOs acclaimed series The Wire, and the CBS show
NCIS: Los Angeles.
Anschell, a Seattle native, returned to the Emerald City in 2002 after a long residency in Atlanta, Georgia. He received Earshots Golden Ear Award as the Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year in 2005, 2010 and 2011; his trio was named Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year in 2006; his Figments CD was named Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year in 2011, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.