Billy Childs


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William Edward Childs (best known as Billy Childs) is a composer and jazz pianist from Los Angeles. Born March 8, 1957, he began piano lessons when he was six. When he was 16, Childs started attending the Community School of the Performing Arts, a prestigious music program sponsored by the University of Southern California (USC). After having studied theory there with Marienne Uszler and piano with John Weisenfluh, he attended USC (1975-79), earning a bachelor of music degree in composition, under the tutelage of Robert Linn. Childs was playing professionally as a teenager and he made his recording debut in 1977 with the J. J. Johnson Quintet during a tour of Japan that is documented as the... Continue Bio >>


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