Archives 2013

Here are all the gigs we have on record for 2013


Dec 27-29, 2013, at 9 p.m. 
Bill with singer Freda Payne, with Lyle Atkinson, bass and 
Buddy Williams, drums. 
The Iridium 
1650 Broadway (at 51st st)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-2121
http://theiridium.com/

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. 

Bill Cunliffe Big Band Holiday Kickoff
6 p.m.: Reception and dinner seating
7:30 p.m.: Bill Cunliffe Quartet with tenor saxophonist Harry Allen
9 p.m.: Bill Cunliffe Big Band with Harry Allen, playing the music of Antoñio Carlos Jobim and others
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/bill-cunliffe-big-band-holiday-kick-off-event/

Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill with singer Ann Hampton Callaway and 
the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Crafton Beck, conductor
"The Streisand Songbook"
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula St. 
Jackson, MS 39221

(601) 960-1565
http://www.msorchestra.com

WednesdayThursday and Friday, November 20-22, 2013, at noon
Bill with special guest on bass
TASTE FIGat7th
7th and Figueroa Sts.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Info: LuceGroup 
(917) 371-1537
http://www.figat7th.com

Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Bill leads Cal State Fullerton Jazz Small Groups
Clayes Performing Arts Center
Benton Minor Hall, CPAC-119
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(657) 278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/2013-2014Events/nov2013.html

Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Bill with his Latin band, Imaginación
With Brian Scanlon, sax, Kye Palmer, trumpet, 
John Chiodini, guitar, and Dick Weller, drums 
Vibrato Grill and Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle

Bel-Air, CA 90077
(310) 474-9400

https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com/show-calendar/

Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.
Bill with the Johnny Mandel Big Band
in an All-Star Tribute to Johnny Mandel
L.A. Jazz Institute Festival, "Jazz Themes from Hollywood"
Marquis Ballroom
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 W. Century Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(562) 200-5477
http://www.lajazzinstitute.org/currentevents.html
http://www.lajazzinstitute.org/images/LAJAZZOct2013_booklet.pdf

Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill plays "Rhapsody in Blue" with the OCSA Wind Ensemble
Teren Shaffer, director
Symphony Hall
Orange County School of the Arts
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701-3602

Box office: (714) 564-3282
http://tinyurl.com/lhkulte

Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 5 p.m. 
Bill with his Latin jazz group, Imaginación
Jazz Vespers 
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 583-2725 or jazz@allsaints-pas.org
Free; goodwill offering accepted
http://www.allsaints-pas.org/worship/jazz-vespers

Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with his Latin jazz group, Imaginación
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport
6225 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 670-9000
www.in-housemusic.com

Friday, October 18, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Cal State Fullerton Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Big Band
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657) 278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/2013-2014Events/oct2013.html#jazz2

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra and Fullerton Jazz Big Band
Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-8800
www.steamerscafe.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Bill conducts the Clovis High School Jazz Band A
Paul Shagoian Concert Hall
Clovis North Educational Complex
2770 E. International Ave.
Clovis, CA 93730

(559) 327-1464
LesNunes@cusd.com
http://www.clovishighband.com/2013/08/21/chs-clark-jazz-bands-in-concert-with-bill-cunliffe

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 8 p.m. 

Bill with the Cal State Fullerton Faculty Jazz Ensemble 
Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool"
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/2013-2014Events/oct2013.html#faculty

Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 4 p.m.

World premiere of Bill's Symphony No. 1, "Hearts Reaching Upward"
In memory of Dr. Mark Garrabrant
Cal State Fullerton University Wind Symphony
Mitch Fennell, conductor
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/2013-2014Events/oct2013.html#wind2

Friday, October 4, 2013, at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Bill with the Joe La Barbera Quintet
Joe La Barbera, drums, with Clay Jenkins, trumpet, Rob Lockart, saxes, and Tom Warrington, bass
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/joe-labarbera-quintet-2


Sunday, September 22, 2013
, at noon
Bill with the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra
Brea Jazz Festival
Birch Street and Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92861

Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 4 p.m. 
Bill Cunliffe Trio
Celebrating the release of "River Edge, New Jersey" on Azica Records
With Martin Wind, bass, and Tim Horner, drums
Puffin Cultural Forum
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

(201) 836-3499
tix@puffinfoundation.org

Monday, Sept. 2, at 1:05 p.m.
Bill with Cyrille Aimée, vocals, Diego Figueiredo, guitar, 
John Clayton, bass, and Jimmy Macbride, drums

Vail Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party
Jazz tent at Vail Square outside the Arrabelle hotel 
Vail, CO 81657

(888) VAILJAM, or (888) 824-5526

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.
Bill in trumpeter Byron Stripling's tribute to Miles Davis
With Eric Alexander, tenor sax, John Clayton, bass, and Lewis Nash, drums
Vail Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party
Grand Ballroom
715 W. Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657

(888) VAILJAM, or (888) 824-5526

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 11:30 p.m.
Bill in a Vail Jazz Party late-night jam session
With Cyrille Aimée, vocals, Ken Peplowski, clarinet and tenor sax, Tia Fuller, alto sax, David Wong, bass, and Jeff Hamilton, drums
Vail Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party
Wing's Place/First Chair Cafe 
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 W. Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657

(888) VAILJAM, or (888) 824-5526

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.
Bill with the Clayton Brothers Sextet 
With Terell Stafford, trumpet, Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, 
Jeff Clayton, alto sax, John Clayton, bass, and Lewis Nash, drums
Vail Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party
Jazz tent at Vail Square outside the Arrabelle hotel 
Vail, CO 81657

(888) VAILJAM, or (888) 824-5526

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 7:10 p.m.
Bill with the Clayton Brothers Sextet 
With Terell Stafford, trumpet, Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, 
Jeff Clayton, alto sax, John Clayton, bass, and Lewis Nash, drums
Vail Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party
Jazz tent at Vail Square outside the Arrabelle hotel 
Vail, CO 81657

(888) VAILJAM, or (888) 824-5526

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe with classical-jazz ensemble Trimotif
David Shostac, flute, Chris Bleth, oboe, and Phoebe Ray, bassoon
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/bill-cunliffe-and-trimotif

Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Big Band in two live recording sessions
"From Buddy Rich to Bach"
Featuring trumpeter Terell Stafford and vocalists John Proulx (8/14) and Dawn Bishop (8/15) 
Including the L.A. premiere of Bill's arrangement of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 (8/14) 
and Bill's "A Goldberg Contraption," his take on Bach (8/15)
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/bill-cunliffes-big-band-live-at-vitellos-recording-nights/
$20 cover
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
Bill with the San Diego Jazz Orchestra
San Dieguito Academy
800 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

http://tinyurl.com/kqtaaju
Contact: Karl Soukup
info@sandiegojazzorchestra.org

Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Master class at the San Diego Jazz Orchestra Summer Jazz Workshop
San Dieguito Academy
800 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

http://tinyurl.com/kqtaaju
Contact: Karl Soukup
info@sandiegojazzorchestra.org

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at 8:30 and 10 p.m.
Bill with the Joe La Barbera Quintet
With Joe La Barbera, drums, Clay Jenkins, trumpet, 
Bob Sheppard, saxes, and Jonathan Richards, bass
Jazz at the CAP
CAP Theater
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 990-2001

Friday, July 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Trio
Celebrating the release of "River Edge, New Jersey" 
on Azica Records
Palmira Room
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport

6225 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 670-9000

www.in-housemusic.com

Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. 
Bill with his Latin jazz quintet, Imaginación
With Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob Sheppard, sax, John Belzaguy,
bass, and Bernie Dresel, drums
Vibrato Grill Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen CircleBel-Air, CA 90077
(310) 474-9400
https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Bill with singer Julie Kelly at All Saints Church Jazz Vespers
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 583-2725 or jazz@allsaints-pas.org
Free; goodwill offering accepted
http://www.allsaints-pas.org/worship/jazz-vespers/

Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. 
Bill with vocalist Freda Payne
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W Sunset Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 466-2210
http://www.catalinajazzclub.com

Thursday, July 4, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty sextet
With Pat La Barbera, sax; Bobby Shew and Mike Rodriguez,
trumpet; Curtis Fuller and Jim Pugh, trombone; Todd Coolman,
bass, Dennis Mackrel, drums
Zankel Music Center
Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 580-5546
http://cms.skidmore.edu/events/index.cfm?deptref=39&displayType=list


Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty sextet
With Pat La Barbera, sax; Bobby Shew and Mike Rodriguez,
trumpet; Curtis Fuller and Jim Pugh, trombone; Todd Coolman,
bass, Dennis Mackrel, drums
Zankel Music Center
Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 580-5546
http://cms.skidmore.edu/events/index.cfm?deptref=39&displayType=list


Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Bill with his Latin jazz band, Imaginación
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hancock Park
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
http://www.lacma.org/event/imaginacion
Free admission


June 10, 11 and 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Quartet
With Chuck Manning, saxophone, Chris Colangelo, bass, 
and Matt Gordy, drums
Celebrating release of CD "River Edge, New Jersey" 
on Azica Records
Orange Island International Jazz Festival
Changsha, Hunan Province, China


Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 6 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Trio
With Jonathan Richards, bass, and Peter Erskine, drums
Celebrating release of CD "River Edge, New Jersey" 
on Azica Records
Make Music Pasadena festival
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 683-6883
http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/186/make-music-pasadena
Free admission


Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. 
Bill with vocalist Denise Donatelli and bassist Bruce Hamada
Hosted by Don Gordon of Hawaii Public Radio
Studio 909
Musicians Association of Hawaii
949 Kapiolani Blvd. 
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 596-2121
http://www.musicianshawaii.com/studio-909


Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Premiere of Bill Cunliffe's "To Be," for youth choir and piano
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave. 
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-1172
http://www.allsaints-pas.org/calendar/2013/5/19/daily/fby-category/fval-3/


Friday, May 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill with singer Ann Hampton Callaway
Tribute to Barbra Streisand
Edmonds Center for the Arts 
410 Fourth Ave. North
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 275-9595
http://edmondscenterforthearts.org


Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Fullerton Jazz Big Band and Latin Ensemble
With guest artists Poncho Sanchez, percussionist, 
and Francisco Torres, trombonist/composer
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/may.htm#band2


Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Trio
Celebrating release of "River Edge, New Jersey" CD 
on Azica Records
With Darek Oles, bass, and Charles Ruggiero, drums
Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-8800 
www.steamerscafe.com


Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 4 p.m.
Music of Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Gershwin and Cunliffe
Bill with Alison Edwards, duo pianos
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th St.
San Pedro, CA 90732
(800) 403-3447
http://www.alvasshowroom.com


Friday, May 3, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra 
With guest artist John Clayton, bass
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/may.htm#jazz


Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Trio
Celebrating release of "River Edge, New Jersey" CD 
on Azica Records
With Darek Oles, bass, and Mark Ferber, drums
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818)769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/grammy-winner-bill-cunliffe-trio/


Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, 2013
Bill leads the Cal State Fullerton Jazz Orchestra
Reno Jazz Festival
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-4046
or (800) 233-8928
http://www.unr.edu/rjf


Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill with the Monday Night Big Band
Theatre One, Performing Arts Center
Northwest College, Spring Branch Campus
Houston Community College 
1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, TX 77043
Info: woodrow.witt@hccs.com 


Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Bill plays from his album "The Blues and the Abstract Truth, 
Take 2"
Music of Oliver Nelson
With Woody Witt, members of the Monday Night Big Band 
and faculty
Theatre One, Performing Arts Center
Northwest College, Spring Branch Campus
Houston Community College 
1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, TX 77043
Info: woodrow.witt@hccs.com 


Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013, at 9 p.m.
Bill with the Woody Witt Quartet
Woody Witt, sax, Glen Ackerman, bass, 
and Shawn Hajizadeh, drums
Cezanne
4100 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 592-7464
http://www.cezannejazz.com


Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton Jazz Faculty
Bill Cunliffe Trio with Kye Palmer and Chuck Tumlinson, trumpet,
and Gary Foster and Jeff Ellwood, sax
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/april.htm#faculty


Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 2 to 4 p.m.
Jazz Roundtable
KSPC 88.7 FM
Claremont, Calif.
http://kspc.org


Saturday, March 30, 2013 
Soiree with Bill Cunliffe
Music of Frank Sinatra
Vail Jazz Foundation Winter Series 
At the home of Wing and Maureen Mayer
Edwards, CO
Reservations: (970) 479-6146
http://www.vailjazz.org/


Monday, March 18, 2013, at 9:30 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Organ Trio
With John Chiodini, guitar, and Charles Ruggiero, drums
Oyster House Saloon
12446 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818)761-8686
www.oysterhousesaloon.com


Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with singer Ann Hampton Callaway and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
"The Streisand Songbook"
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
500 Howard Baker Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/
(865) 291-3310


Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads Cal State Fullerton Jazz Small Groups
Benton Minor Hall, CPAC-119
Clayes Performing Arts Center
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Fre
e Admission
(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/october.htm#small


Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra and Fullerton Jazz Big Band
Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-8800 
www.steamerscafe.com


Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill leads the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra and Fullerton Jazz Big Band
With guest artist Clay Jenkins, trumpet
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/march.htm#jazz


Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 6 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Trio with Bob Sheppard, sax
Laguna Beach Live! series
Aliso Creek Inn
31106 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Info: (949) 715-9713
http://www.lagunabeachlive.org/concerts/jazzwednesdays.html


Tuesday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, March 2, 2013
Bill with the Harry Allen Quartet
Marians Jazzroom
Hotel Innere Enge
Engestrasse 54, CH-3012
Bern, Switzerland
Phone: 031-309-61-11
http://www.mariansjazzroom.ch/html/home_e.htm
Email: info@mariansjazzroom.ch


Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with Alison Edwards in duo piano recital
Cal State Fullerton faculty event
Featuring music of Rachmaninoff and Cunliffe
Meng Concert Hall
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(657)278-3371
http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/2012-2013events/february.htm#alison


Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Big Band 
Vitello's 
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818)769-0905
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/grammy-winner-2013-nominee-bill-cunliffe-big-band/


Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 9:30 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe Organ Trio
With John Chiodini, guitar, and Curt Bisquera, drums
Oyster House Saloon
12446 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-8686
www.oysterhousesaloon.com


Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 6 p.m.
Bill plays "Rhapsody in Blue" at the NAMM Show
National Association of Music Merchants 
Anaheim Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1-6
700 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
www.namm.org


Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 8 and 10 p.m. 
Bill Cunliffe Trio at the Kitano
With Todd Coolman, bass, and John Riley, drums
Jazz at Kitano
Kitano Hotel
66 Park Ave. at 38th St. 
New York, NY 10016
(212) 885-7119
http://www.kitano.com/Jazz-Schedule


Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Bill with the Joe La Barbera Quintet
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th St.
San Pedro, CA 90732
(800) 403-3447
http://www.alvasshowroom.com/calendar.php


Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 9 p.m.
Bill with the Joe La Barbera Quintet
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St., Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908
http://bluewhalemusic.com