BILL FRISELL, Composer

William Richard "Bill" Frisell is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

Along with John Scofield and Pat Metheny, he is one of the best-known and perhaps best-regarded jazz guitarists of the last decade.  His playing, on both his own records and his collaborations with others, has covered an impressive range of styles.  Unlike most jazz guitarists, who tend to prefer a clean, unaltered tone, Frisell uses a wide range of effects (delay, distortion, reverb, octave shifters, and volume pedals, to name a few) to coax unique sounds from his instrument.

 

BRIAN KEANE, Composer

Brian Keane is a leading music producer and composer who has won numerous Emmys and Grammys. He wrote the music for Lennon and Yang’s Academy Award winning film, “The Blood of Yingzhou District.”