Bill Lancton (Photo by Mark Sheldon)

Bill Lancton is one of the more recognizable jazz musicians in the Indianapolis area. He has several albums under his belt, which accompany his decades of experience playing all over the country and the world. Bill plays every Tuesday at The Jazz Kitchen throughout the summer months, and can be found playing private parties around the state of Indiana and beyond all year round.

Bill and I have been playing together fro 7 1/2 years. It is always a pleasure to share any stage, or corner of a ballroom, living room, deck, park, sidewalk with Bill. He is a serious musician with major chops, but he never forgets to have fun.

Bill gave me my first real opportunity to play small group jazz in Indianapolis, and I can’t thank him enough!

This interview was recorded in March of 2014.

~ Rich