The Kool Jazz Band is lead by Bill Keis, a master pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, musical director, and educator.
Bill performs solo piano, and with a duo, trio, quartet, etc. up to 12 piece band. The music spans many genres including; instrumental +/or vocal: swing, blues, latin jazz, funk, pop, rock, contemporary and even a touch of classical. He has an extensive repertoire and can almost always play your requests.
Bill has performed at countless venues in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Tokyo, Japan, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico including B.B. Kings, Hollywood Palladium, Ambassador Auditorium, Shrine Auditorium, Paramount Studios, Baked Potato, La Vee Lee, The Comedy Store, The Coconut Club, Catalina Bar & Grill, Disney Concert Hall.?
In addition to leading his own band, Bill has has performed and/or recorded with; Ronnie Spector, Mark Isham, Edgar Winter, Maxine Nightingale, Kirstie Alley, Karen Black, Jay Leno, Chaka Khan, Morris Wade (The Drifters), David Campbell, Chick Corea, The Pointer Sisters, Sal Marquez (Trumpet from “Tonight Show”), Eric Rigler (Bagpiper from Titanic), and many others.
For several years he accompanied such performers as: Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Arsenio Hall, and Rodney Dangerfield at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
With this wealth of experience and Bill's policy of only hiring the best players, your party or event is all but guaranteed to be really "Kool".