For two decades Bill Charlap has been forging a solo career characterized by swing, eloquence and a romantic musical sensibility. Twice Grammy nominated, he has released five superb albums for Blue Note records—CDs celebrating the American Songbook tradition. Time magazine wrote, “Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession." His collaboration with Tony Bennett: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, garnered a 2016 Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album. Besides Charlap's longtime trio of Peter Washington and Kenny Washington, the recording also features Bill and Renee together on two pianos, accompanying the master on four tracks. Bill's latest recording Notes from New York (Impulse) received 5 stars in Downbeat.