Billy White is a young San Francisco-born pianist whose musical journeys have taken him far and wide. Studying under renowned jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell at UCLA (and winning the prestigious Duke Ellington Award), the composer has blazed new trails both geographically -- doing Ethnomusicology fieldwork in Ghana, Nicaragua and Morocco -- and conceptually. White's worked with some of New York's most innovative players and even dabbled in music technology, recently working with Berkeley-based Keith McMillen Instruments on their new 3-D keyboard controller. A prolific composer and a mature ensemble player, White will continue to push musical boundaries when he and his ensemble take the stage at Doc's Lab. You can also catch veteran Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola joining the Billy White Group for this session.