“Childs’ all-star quartet glowed…” Los Angeles Times
Ten-time Grammy Award nominee and three-time Grammy Award winner Billy Childs has become one of the most in demand composers, arrangers, and pianists in jazz. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Childs has performed with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis to Sting and Chris Botti. After apprenticing with Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson, he launched his solo jazz recording career in 1988 with Take For Example, This…
Billy has since recorded two albums – Lyric, Vol. 1 (2006) and Autumn: In Moving Pictures, Vol. 2 (2010) – that blend jazz and classical elements, developed with his ensemble over the course of ten years. Childs has assembled a dynamic quartet for his Bistro debut that includes saxophonist Steve Wilson, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Brian Blade.
Style: straight-ahead jazz