Born in 1966, BILL CHARLAP is considered one of the most refined Jazz pianists of the moment, a true stylist
in the tradition of Teddy Wilson, Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan.
During his formative years he worked with the groups of Gerry Mulligan, and above all, Phil Woods. He had the opportunity to collaborate, still very young, with Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Tony Bennett, Carol Sloane and Sheila Jordan.
Starting in 1996, he began to present his projects as a trio, a group in which he has become established as an indispensable reference today.
He has recorded a wide variety of albums with Phil Woods, Houston Person, Warren Vaché, Tony Bennett and many other artists, but his most critically acclaimed recordings are in trio formation, especially those made with Peter Washington on double bass and Kenny Washington on Battery.
Charlap is an accomplished performer of the American “standard” repertoire (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, etc.), but he is also an excellent composer, arranger and, since 2015, director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University.