Composer and pianist William Beatty is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, working both as a sideman and band leader.  Early in his career, he was a member of The Jules Broussard Band, an ensemble that featured arrangements from a wide palate of American music- early jazz and blues and 50's and 60's R&B, to modern jazz and funk.

For many years he led the group "Countdown" which worked as the house band for Pasand's Lounge in San Francisco, backing up the premier vocalists of the local music scene.  Vocalists Jacquii Marshall, Nicolas Bearde and Dianne Witherspoon were among the many talents that performed regularly at the venue on Union Street.  His latest project titled "The Path of Green Stones", featuring the stellar playing of bassist Aaron Germain and drummer Deszon Claiborne, will be released this fall.  

William's recording can be heard at, and on his website,