Recipient of Grammy, NAIRD Indie, and Jazz Journalists Association awards; leader of the Bill Kirchner Nonet and Trio. Placed in eight DownBeat International Critics Polls as Talent Deserving Wider Recognition-Arranger. Producer/annotator of new and reissued recordings for many labels; producer/writer of four NPR Jazz Profiles. Frequent host of Jazz From The Archives, WBGO-FM. Editor, A Miles Davis Reader (Smithsonian Press, 1997) and The Oxford Companion To Jazz (Oxford University Press, 2000). Current CDs: Old Friends (Jazzheads), One Starry Night (Jazzheads), Everything I Love (Evening Star Records), Trance Dance (A-Records) and Some Enchanted Evening (A-Records). Current CDs (place first & second in list): An Evening of Indigos (Jazzheads), Lifeline (Jazzheads).
Adv. Comp/Arranging-Large Ens. (Spring 2020)
Adv. Comp/Arranging-Small Ens.
History of Jazz 1
Improvisation Ensemble (Spring 2020)
Mus of Miles Davis & Gil Evans (Spring 2020)