William Bryant (Piano)

 

William Bryant (Piano)

William Bryant joined the Toronto Musicians Union at 16, working as a trumpet, piano and bass player in the many R & B and rock bands that were part of the local Toronto music scene in the 1960’s. Much of his musical training occurred “on the job,” working as a freelance musician at Toronto hotels, restaurants, private clubs and corporate events. He had the opportunity to work with many of Toronto’s “Swing Era” band leaders including Ellis McKlintock, Pat Riccio, Wally Koster, Trump Davidson, Eddie Graf, Moxie Whitney, Frank Evans and Benny Louis. He worked his way through University and Graduate School playing as a freelance musician in both Toronto and Los Angeles. William has augmented his practical experience with various courses and workshops at York University and the University of California. He has studied privately with Frank Falco for many years. His main musical projects at present are Toronto’s 18 piece Big Smoke Band,┬áThe Spirit of Jazz and WHAT ARE WE CALLING OURSELVES?