Bill McKemy is a Kansas City based musician and composer who has performed or recorded across North America with a number of prominent figures on the contemporary jazz scene including: Grammy winners/nominees Randy Brecker, Karrin Allyson, Maceo Parker and John Abercrombie, Gold record award winner Pablo Batista and many others including Benny Green, Gregory Hutchinson, Sam Dockery, Khan Jamal, and Bobby Durham. McKemy has released three solo CDs which have enjoyed critical acclaim including the Kansas City Star’s Top Ten of 2002 (Duende), Pitch Weekly’s Best Local Jazz CD of 2003 (Om Nidrah) and a feature on NPR’s All Songs Considered. Current projects include the Shay Estes & Mark Lowrey Quartet and Mark Southerland’s Snuff Jazz.