Willie Sordillo



Alto saxophonist Willie Sordillo has been performing professionally for over 40 years He served as co-leader of three-time Boston Music award winners Flor de Caña, has worked extensively as a freelance player with a vide variety of groups, and leads his own jazz ensembles. He has performed in concerts and festivals throughout North America and internationally. Willie’s original compositions have appeared in numerous song books, magazines and college texts. He has contributed music to several films, and an arrangement to the television show ER. He has recorded extensively as a leader, producer and sideman. He has performed with or opened shows for Pete Seeger, Ruben Blades, Kurt Elling, Richie Havens, Avery Sharpe and Tito Puente, among others. Willie sees music as a spiritual expression with the power to uplift, heal, inspire growth and initiate change. He has served as music director for a weekly jazz worship service at Old South Church in Boston since 2005 and regularly brings jazz worship to churches throughout Massachusetts. For 15 years he backed up a James Brown impersonator, and currently plays in the R&B;/funk/soul/jazz ensemble, The RPS Band. In addition to ongoing collaborations with other musicians, he continues to lead his own groups in a variety of formats and settings.

Tags Spiritual Jazz/Sacred Jazz