31 Dec. 1969 - 20 Jul. 2010

Kevin Brady Trio featuring Bill Carrothers Sligo Jazz Festival

Sligo Jazz Festival present Bill Carrothers (USA – piano), Kevin Brady (Ireland – drums) and Dave Redmond – (Ireland – double bass)

“The relentlessly inventive pianist Bill Carrothers’ harmonic sophistication has to be heard to be believed.” – Chicago Tribune

Anita Wardell and Bill Carrothers in Rehearsal at Sligo Jazz 2009

Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for 30 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Village Gate, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and more recently, headlined a week with his trio at the famed Village Vanguard in New York City.

He has been a leader on seventeen recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz including Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Eric Gravatt, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Higgins, Ari Hoenig, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ben Street, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans, and Benny Wallace.

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