ABOUT BILL KILSON
The Berklee educated, innovative drummer Billy Kilson may have started out playing the trumpet and trombone, but playing the drums was certainly his calling. While in Boston Alan Dawson became his teacher and mentor. Billy absorbed everything Alan taught.
This diversified performer has toured, received Grammy awards as well as several nominations for his work with such famed musicians as Bob James, David Sanborn, George Duke, Hank Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Larry Carlton, Philip Bailey, Jill Scott, Dianne Reeves, Michael Franks, John Mayer, Chris Botti and Sting.
Billy has four recordings of his own. His band projects are a summation of his collective musical experiences which illustrates his diverse background.
Although he has achieved notable success as a sideman in concert and on recordings, Billy's greatest passion is sharing his musical experiences in clinics and teaching the art of drumming globally.
Although Billy is a debut author of his new book "The Solid Bead Concept". He will be forever known as a drummer of the highest caliber, known as such for his revelational improvisation and timing, and an undeniable stage presence.