Winter In America

by Bill Ortiz

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  • Compact Disc of From Where I Stand the long awaited debut album by renowned artist, Bill Ortiz. A musical journey spanning Neo-Soul, R&B, and Jazz.

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The EP release of "Winter In America" features an exciting blend of hard hitting hip hop, soulful singing, and the incendiary and emotionally charged trumpet playing of Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz. Joining him on this release are such conscious minded hip hop artists as "The Grouch," Zumbi" from the group "Zion I", and K-Maxx, as well as fellow Santana member Tony Lindsey, and iconic vocalist Linda Tillery, featured with her spoken word performance of Dr. Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speech.


released January 16, 2012

Recorded At Planet Recording and Pyramind Studios
Engineered by Bill Ortiz and Steve Heithecker
Mixed At Pyramind by Steve Heithecker and Bill Ortiz
Mastered by Ken Lee
Photography by Ari Berger/domoarifoto
EP Design and Art Work by Britt Gerhard
Music Attorney- Elva Mason
Nicole Balin/Ballin' PR- Publicist
Radio Promotion- Jessica Weber/Co-Sign Collective
Michael Brandvold- Online Marketing
Distribution by IDC-Independent Distribution Collective
Steffen Franz- Overall Project Manager And Retail Promotion
Ben Lang-Retail Promotion
Jerome Forney-Digital Marketing

I would like to thank all the great artists (musical and otherwise) that contributed to this project

A special thanks goes out to Steffen Franz and everyone at IDC, Steve Heithecker, Greg Gordon, Michael Roache and all at Pyramind, Ali Zandinejad, K-Maxx, Zumbi, The Grouch, Eamon Mulligan, Elva Mason, Mimi Machado-Luces, Britt Gerhard and Ari Berger

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Bill Ortiz San Francisco, California

A longstanding member of the Santana band, Bill Ortiz presents his new full-length release titled Highest Wish. A follow up to his Winter in Americas EP released in 2012, this new album project features conscious emcees such as Casual, The Grouch, Zumbi (of Zion I) and K-Maxx, as well as fellow Santana member (and 11 time Grammy® Award Winner) Tony Lindsey, and iconic poet/vocalist Linda Tillery. ... more

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