Ben Williams Quartet
Winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition on bass and a Grammy Award for his work with Pat Metheny's Unity Band, Ben Williams was voted as top overall rising star in Downbeat's 2015 Critic's Poll. His new album "Coming of Ages" affirms his vast abilities by incorporating a brilliant mix of what's hip into paying homage to the jazz lineage. Williams uses intentionally wide ranging musical structures, references and instrumentation to great effect: from a heartfelt tribute to Nelson Mandela to a lush string quartet, from a spoken word tribute to Lee Morgan to an acoustic bass cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Williams seamlessly pulls together disparate and fascinating sources into a unified mosaic. Find out why Harvey Mason, Erik Reed, Pat Metheny, Terrell Stafford, Jacky Terrasson, Marcus Strickland, Sadao Watanabe, George Benson< Chaka Khan and many others have all chosen to record with Ben Williams. He recently performed the infectious tune, "Happy" with Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and appeared with Don Cheadle in the upcoming movie, "Miles Ahead."
Ben Williams: world-class bass playing, an original approach to arranging and youthful vitality.
Coming of Age Trailer:
With Sound Effect (w/Gerald Clayton)
Duo Bass with Yasushi Nakamura
NPR Tiny Desk Concert:
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In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
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