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*Bill Cunliffe is a jazz pianist and composer who grew up on Poor Street and on South Main Street in Andover.
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*Boys Like Girls, a pop/rock group, was founded in 2005.  
  
*His mother played the piano and his father was a fanatical collector of records.
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*Martin Johnson, lead singer for the group, graduated from Andover High School in 2004.
  
*He studied piano with Albion Metcalf at Phillips Academy where he graduated in 1974.
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*Other members of the group are Paul DiGiovanni and John Keefe, as well as Bryan Donohue who left the band.
  
*While in college, he considered  a career in medicine or psychology, but finally decided on music. He graduated from Duke University, and got a masters degree from Eastman School of Music.
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*Their first album was ''Boys Like Girls'' released in 2006.
  
*He has won a number of awards: 1981 Downbeat Awards for big band orchestral pieces, a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award in 1989, a 2003 Kimmel Jazz Center Award for his composition ''El Optimista''. and a 2010 Grammy Award for an arrangement of a West Side Story medley, among others.  
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*Their second album ''Love Drunk'' was released in 2009.
  
*He toured with Frank Sinatra.
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*In 2009 Martin Johnson sang the national anthem for a Patriot's game.
  
*He has written music for the TV shows ''Another World'' and ''Passions'' and for the feature film The ''Banger Sisters''.
 
  
*He wrote the book Jazz Keyboard Toolbox which became a standard  reference in jazz.
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*He is a professor of Music at California State University, Fullerton, and was named a "distinguished faculty member" there in 2010. He has also taught at Central State University, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California State University, Northridge, the University of Southern California, and Temple University.  
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[*http://www.boyslikegirls.com/us/home Boys Like Girls]
  
*His music has been played by many orchestras: the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic, and  the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, among others.  
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*[http://www.boyslikegirls.com/us/home Boys Like Girls] wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 1 May 2012
  
*Among his many CDS are three which achieved recognition in nationwide jazz polls: ''Bill in Brazil'', ''Imaginacion'', and ''How My Heart Sings''.
 
 
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*[http://www.billcunliffe.com/Bill/HOME.html Bill Cunliffe's website]
 
  
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunliffe]Bill Cunliffe, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 5 March 2012
 
  
*Jazz Musician Urges Students to Follow Their Dreams. ''Andover Townsman'' 2/26/2004, p.9
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*Andover's Johnson to Ring in Pats Home Opener. (photo of group-all four) ''Andover Townsman'' 9/10/2009, p.15.
  
  

Revision as of 14:40, 1 May 2012

  • Boys Like Girls, a pop/rock group, was founded in 2005.
  • Martin Johnson, lead singer for the group, graduated from Andover High School in 2004.
  • Other members of the group are Paul DiGiovanni and John Keefe, as well as Bryan Donohue who left the band.
  • Their first album was Boys Like Girls released in 2006.
  • Their second album Love Drunk was released in 2009.
  • In 2009 Martin Johnson sang the national anthem for a Patriot's game.


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[*http://www.boyslikegirls.com/us/home Boys Like Girls]

  • Boys Like Girls wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 1 May 2012



  • Andover's Johnson to Ring in Pats Home Opener. (photo of group-all four) Andover Townsman 9/10/2009, p.15.




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