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As an educator Bill has taught jazz guitar and related music courses in colleges around the NY area for 20+ years. Currently Bill is an Assistant Professor of Music at Five Towns College, NY and maintains an active performance schedule. He is also a contributing writer for JazzGuitarToday.com and has authored 3 book for jazz guitar and Jazz Harmony. Bill received his Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase. He studied privately with John Abercrombie, JoAnne Brackeen and Joe Monk. Bill has performed throughout the United States and Canada in various groups ranging in size from solo to big band and also released six CD’s for MCR Records under his own name. His music has been featured on several radio broadcasts in Europe, the Far East, and South America. Bill has worked with Shunzu Ohno, Dennis Wilson, Bernard Purdie, Tiny Grimes, Charles Eubanks, David Garibaldi, Arthur Prysock, Ray Alexander, Jimmy Halperin, Cecil Bridgewater, Kiku Collins, Dave Ambrosio, Peter Rogine, Steve Kenyon, Tony Romano and many others. Off-Broadway productions of: The Man of LaMancha, Lil’ Shop of Horrors, Hair, and Tapestry. Session work for gold and platinum recording engineer Remo Leomporra Jr, the bands StrangeColud, QCC, Kim Novak and others. In 2014 Bill was featured on All About Jazz in an article entitled "Practice, Do You? Part 3-3" written by Dom Minasi which also featured many of the worlds top jazz musicians. Television credits include: Bea Moss Productions, "The Carl Bruno Show" TCI Cable, TV., featured artist in the independently released production "An Evening with Bill Farrish" by Raven Productions, QPTV., composer of the theme and incidental music for The Park, Eun Kyung Show, Radio Seoul, Flushing NY and many jingles.