Bill Prince

ABOUT BILL



With over 50 years as a professional musician, Bill is well-versed in many styles including Big Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Combo, Dixieland, Swing, Show Band, Broadway Shows, Classical Chamber Ensemble, Rock and Roll, Etc.  He continues to expand his career with performances, recordings and touring on land or sea.


Bill has performed with many well-known big bands including:

Buddy Rich

Louis Bellson

Les Elgart

Larry Elgart

Tommy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey

Artie Shaw

Les Brown

Xavier Cugat

Nelson Riddle

Harry James

Ray Anthony

Tex Beneke

Les DeMerle

Warren Covington

Sammy Spear

Terry Myers

The NORAD Band


Bill has also performed with many well-known orchestras and symphonic bands including:

Henry Mancini Orchestra

Warsaw National Philharmonic

American Wind Symphony Orchestra

Denver Symphony Orchestra

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Cape Town Symphony Orchestra

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra

Palm Beach Opera Orchestra

Ft. Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra

Boca Raton Symphonic Pops

St. Johns River City Band

Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches

Florida Orchestra

Brass Band of Central Florida

Gainesville Community Band

St. Augustine Symphony Orchestra


A partial list of jazz personalities that Bill has worked with include:

Ella Fitzgerald

Joe Williams

Dizzy Gillespie

Red Rodney

Ira Sullivan

Clark Terry

James Moody

Rich Matteson

Joe Pass

Jamey Aebersold

Billy Taylor

Rob McConnell

Buddy DeFranco

Duffy Jackson

Eddie Higgens

Jack Teagerden

Bill Watrous

John Patatucci

Matty Matlock

Billy Maxted

Michael Brecker

Randy Brecker

Jaco Pastorius

Doc Severinson

Ellas Marsalis

Flip Phillips

John Faddis

Jimmy McPartland

Dave Brubeck

Peter Erskine

Ed Mets Jr.

Terry Gibbs


A partial list of pop and entertainment personalities that Bill has worked with include:

George Burns

Bob Hope

Tony Bennett

Patti Page

Rosemary Clooney

​Sandi Patty

Diane Schur

Vic Damone

Steve Allen

The Temptations

Milton Berle

Frank Gorshen

Johnny Mathis

Jack Benny

Jack Jones

Phyllis Diller

Gary Moore

Jackie Gleason

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Eddy Arnold

Vikki Carr

Anita Bryant

Nancy Wilson

Toni Tenile

Sonny & Cher

Natalie Cole

Edie Adams

Pat Boone

Barry Manilow


Cruise lines on which Bill has performed as a Guest Entertainer include:

Silver Seas

Oceania

Regent Seven Seas


A Partial list of Jazz Events at which Bill has performed include:

Central Florida Jazz Socity

Space Coast Jazz Society

Jazz on the Odra, Wraclaw, Poland

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

U of Cape Town, South Africa

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic

Treasure Coast Jazz Society

Elkhart Jazz Festival

Sacramento Jazz Jubilee

North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands

Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Szeged Jazz Days, Hungary

Swing and Jazz Preservation Society

Gainesville Friends of Jazz