"...a truly diverse and illustrative project. It proves worthy of its boast that it's an exercise in cinematic storytelling and that Cornish's music defies easy categorization. There are strong flirts with blues, jazz, and world touches." - JazzReview.com on Sojourn
Never one to be going in only one direction, Bill Cornish seeks out projects that allow him to utilize his many influences. In addition to producing solo CDs which themselves are an eclectic blend of jazz, funk, orchestral and world fusion, he is also the keyboardist for the jazz/rock fusion project The Odd Get Even (featuring Ike Turner alumni drummer Bill Ray).
Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for a variety of bands including The Thomas Connor Band (rock project featuring Blood Sweat & Tears singer Thomas Connor), Zindu (improvisational groove fusion), Will Sumner's Tropic Zone (latin influenced jazz), Willovalot (smooth jazz and funk) and Almost Joe (Latin-influenced Rock and Jazz).
From the early 80s through the mid-90s, he was keyboardist for Crystal, a band with whom he spent twelve years touring throughout the western United States, Alaska and Japan. During that time he opened for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. The Crystal album Collection was among the top ten selling melodic rock CDs for German distributor AOR Heaven in the year 2000.
The fourth album from the Odd Get Even was released last year and Bill's latest solo CD was released in January, 2019 entitled Waking Dreams. A second album from his rock project Reason's Edge is also coming this year.
In addition to being involved with multiple recording projects, he can frequently be found performing live in the Chicagoland area with The Jay Goeppner Band, The Bluesnicks, Grand Illusion, The Bruce Williams Band, and others.