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          About Billy Kilson



The Berklee educated, innovative drummer Billy Kilson may have started out playing the trumpet and trombone, but playing the drums was certainly his calling. While in Boston Alan Dawson became his teacher and mentor. Billy absorbed everything Alan taught. 


This diversified performer has toured, received Grammy awards as well as several nominations for his work with such famed musicians as Dave Holland, George Duke, Hank Jones, Bob James, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Larry Carlton, Dianne Reeves, and Chris Botti. 


Billy has three recordings of his own and soon to record his fourth. His band projects are a summation of his collective musical experiences which illustrates his diverse background.  Although he has achieved notable success as a sideman in concert and on recordings, Billy’s greatest passion is sharing his musical experiences in clinics and teaching the art of drumming globally.


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