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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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*His mother played the piano and his father was a fanatical collector of records.
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*He studied piano with Albion Metcalf at Phillips Academy where he graduated in 1974.
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*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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*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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*He toured with Frank Sinatra.
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*He has written music for the TV shows ''Another World'' and ''Passions'' and for the feature film The ''Banger Sisters''.
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*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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*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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*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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunliffe
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