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Billy Wooten, International Performer and Recording Artist

Instrument: Vibraharp and Marimba

Secondary Instrument: All Keyboards, Flute, Bass and Percussion

Philosophy: To Share The Joy Of Music

Musical Style: The Universal Language Of Music From Around The World; American Music, Latin, Jazz, Blues, and International Themes


Billy Wooten & Vida Bole Performance Credits

Private Reception for General Colin Powell

Toyota, USA Corporation 2006

McDonalds Regional Conference 2005

USA International Gymnastics 2005

Indiana Sports Corporation

Open For Jimmy Buffet Concert/Verizon Deer Creek 2000-2006

Caesar’s World Palace

Dunhill Staffing Systems 500 Race Party

Sheraton North & Westin Suites Hotel

Conseco Birthday Party with Special Guest, Donald Trump

Indiana Pacer Games..Conseco Fieldhouse

Indiana Pacer’s Draft Party

Emmis Communications World Headquarters Grand Opening

Indianapolis Indians 1998 &1999 Baseball Seasons

American United Life 500 Race Party 1998

Cosco 500 Race Party

Indiana Association Economic Development

Rotary International Convention

Indiana Rural Health Association

Hyatt Regency New Year’s Eve

Indiana National Guard Diversity Event

Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Inc

MacMillan Publishing

Indianapolis Water Company

Charles Schwab & Company

Indianapolis Power & Light Company

RCA Tennis Championship

Indiana Association Homes & Services for the Aging

Religious Conference Management Association

American Trans Air Vacations

Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Franklin College

William Patterson College







Musical Presentations


Ÿ         The Latin Carnival

Features Music of the Caribbean and Latin America including the Rumba, Salsa, Calypso, Mambo, Cha Cha and Merengue through the sounds of Vibes/Steel Drums, Guitar, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Bass, Two Percussionists and Two Vocalists


The Rock and Roll Revue

Music From the 50’s to the Present


Ÿ         The Jazz Session

Easy Listening Music with the Soft Elegant Sound of Vibes, Sax, Bass, Guitar and Drums. A Blend of Blues and Easy Listening Jazz Favorites, This Package is Ideal for the Small Dinner Party or Background Music.


Ÿ         The Swing Beat

Big Band Music for Dinner and Dance


Ÿ         Passport to America

Multi-Cultural Workshops for Schools and the Community explores the role music plays in the lives of various cultures and how they created instruments and music. A performance of various musical styles through the sounds of Vibes/ Piano/ Steel Drum, Flute, Sax, Bass and Percussion is incorporated with the workshop. Active audience participation is encouraged throughout the workshop and performance. Students learn how to create musical instruments via recycling materials found at home and then create basic musical compositions utilizing Math,

Nature Sounds, Vocalese. Students that play realtime instruments are encouraged to bring their instruments to the workshop and follow-up concert.

The Multi-Cultural Concert features The Vida Bole Afro-Cuban World Music Ensemble

Instrumentation:Vibes/ Piano/ Steel Drum, Flute/Sax, Bass,3 Latin Percussionists, Trombone, Baritone Sax, Trumpet and Vocals








Major Performances

USA International Gymnastics August 2005

Reception For Former President Bill Clinton

International Rotary Club

Private Reception For The President of Hungary

Reception For Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian Ambassadors

Reception For Latin American Ambassadors

Reception For The Prime Ministers Of The Baltic States

Indianapolis Symphony Guild

Indianapolis Zoo

Cathedral Arts Strawberry Festival

Eli Lilly Company

BET Reception

Latin/Reggae Festival 1991

500 Mile Children’s Festival

Canterbury Arabian Horse Show

Mambo Kings Promotion

Country Club of Indianapolis

Butler University [ International Club]

Salsa Con Gana Latin Festival


Record Albums

In This World featuring Billy Wooten Art Records

Smilin’ Again Eastbound Records

The Wooden Glass Live..{Artist: Billy Wooten}Interim Records

Richard Evans and The Soulful Strings..Chess Records

The Soulful Strings and Richard Evans..Atlantic Records

Odell Brown and The Organizers..Cadet Records

Grant Green Visions..Blue Note Records

Grant Green and A Shade of Green..United  Artists



Party Time Royale Featuring Billy Wooten

AM Indiana with “Dick Wolfsie”

Blues With A Feeling

BET/American Showcase

Impact, Indiana

Good Night Show

Nuestra Musica Television Show



Lunchtime Jazz With WNDE AM

Host of Jazz After Dark “WIFE Radio”

Host of Jazz Royale “WPZZ FM”


Radio and TV Productions

Allstate Moving Company

Bar B Que Heaven Enterprises

Bufferin Aspirin

Carpet Crafters

Cash Bargain Center

Eli Lilly Company

City of Indianapolis/Youth Action 1977

Metro Bus Company

Hair Rel Beauty Products

Main Street, USA

RCA Indianapolis

Silhouette Health Spas

500 Liquor Stores

7-11 Supermarkets

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Wheaton Moving Company

Indianapolis Business Alliance For Jobs

Indianapolis Zoo


Other Accomplishments

Television Theme “It’s A Woman’s World”

Television Producer For Impact, Indiana

Caribbean Music Caravan

Indiana Jazz Recognition Project

YMCA 125th Anniversary

500 Mile Race Driver’s Picnic

500 Mile Race Festival

Secretary of State Awards Dinner

Blue Cross Blue Shield Pan American Festival

Theme for Pan American Video “Welcome to Indianapolis”


Marketing Programs

AMAX Coal Company

Indianapolis Education Association

Shell Oil Company

Pacers Basketball Team

Indianapolis Children’s Museum

National Liquor Distributors

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce/ U.S. Veteran’s Campaign

Youth Works, Inc.

Indianapolis Parks and Recreation “Year of Excitement”