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WMC Presents Live Jazz: JS Williams + Special Guests
Apr 4, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - Apr 5, 2015 @ 2:00 am| $10
On Saturday, April 4th, WMC will welcome JS Williams, bringing his soulful yet jazzy vocal, trumpet, and trombone stylings to our stage.His band will feature Mike King on piano, Marcos Varela on bass, and Cory Cox on drums — plus special guests including Christopher McBride on alto saxophone .
2 sets: 10pm and Midnight
“As a New York City native, Williams began honing his musical skills at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts under renown educators Justin DiCioccio and Bob Stewart. Upon graduation, he perfected his gift for the trumpet at Howard University under accomplished trumpeter Fred Irby, III for a year. His education in trumpet performance was completed at The New School under the tutelage of Cecil Bridgewater, Reggie Workman, Jimmie Owens, Charles Tolliver, and Valery Ponomarev. Williams’ education in composition and arranging was refined at Queens College under acclaimed trumpeter/arranger Michael Philip Mossman.
“JS Williams has been fortunate enough to perform at some of the world’s most famous venues to include: The BlueNote (New York City and Japan), Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), Bohemian Caverns, Blues Alley, Smalls, and Ginny’s Supper Club. He has graced the stage with a wide array of artists to include: Benny Golson, Wallace Roney, New York Voices, Bobby Short, Gregory Porter, and Winard Harper.”
To check out more on JS Williams, visit his website at http://www.jswilliamsmusic.com/