Bill Morey

Bill Morey has been immersed in all genres of music ever since he was able to hold up a violin.  His early music teacher led him to expand his horizons outside of the classical world, and introduced him to the Count Basie Orchestra.  Bill immediately felt the power of the upright bass, and how it provided the crucial foundation to each piece of music he listened to.  His interests spread to non-string instruments, particularly the trombone.  During his schooling, he went above and beyond most students and played both the trombone and bass. He began to make significant achievements for such a young performer. He participated in the NJ All State Jazz Ensemble, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Philadelphia GRAMMY Band, and was awarded the highly prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for his trombone playing. He also participated in the NJ All State Orchestra and various other bands as an upright bassist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following high school, Bill attended SUNY Purchase College where he studied Trombone Classical performance with James Markey, former Bass Trombonist of the NY Philharmonic. Bill began to freelance as a bass player right after college, performing with jazz combos, rock bands, and at regional theatres across the USA.  He had the honor and pleasure of touring with the Coasters in the 20th Anniversary tour of Smokey Joes Cafe. Following that he was on the US National Tour of the hit musical, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, starring as Joe B Mauldin. Aside from touring the country, Bill is also a private instructor. Keep any eye on his website for upcoming shows and projects. Thanks for visiting!

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