Jesse Williams prides himself on his musical depth AND breadth! He has performed and recorded internationally, including two Grammy Nominated Albums and six W.C. Handy nominated albums. He has played with Jimmy Vivino, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Al Kooper, Jay Giels, John Hammond Jr., Karin Allyson, Harry Allen, Ruth Brown, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Johnny A., Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Henry Butler, Charles Neville, Julien Kasper Bruce Katz, and many others. He's been a member of touring bands with Duke Robillard, Al Kooper, Johnny A, W.C. Handy All Stars, and others.
Festivals and Venues include: North Sea Jazz, Edmonton Folk, Montreal Jazz, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, Vancouver Jazz, Byron Bay, Russian River, Boston Globe Jazz and Blues, Preakness, Beantown, Lincoln Center. Beacon Theater, Mountain Stage, Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center. He has appeared on PBS, Sesame St., AMC, National Film Archives, as well as multiple commercial spots. Mr. Williams holds a B.A.in performance from Berklee College of Music.
Jesse teaches at Berklee Col of Music (Victor Wooten BCM bass camp and Five-Week program), Milton Academy, and Phillips Academy. He teaches bass, jazz and contemporary ensembles, and guitar.
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I recorded some demos for this incredible pedal company. I will upload the clips asap. We came up with some fun cover baselines to highlight each pedal and I did some improvisations as well, having fun with each sound. These pedals SOUND GREAT! and they are incredibly flexible. - Vintage meets 21st century...
Recent projects and current bands include:
Sonya Rae Taylor
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Bass Solo with Al Kooper
CLICK HERE to watch a video of a recent recording with Brazillian composer Ebinho Cardoso.
CLICK HERE to watch a video of a show with contemporary singer Annette Philip
CLICK HERE to watch Al Kooper at House OF Blues
CLICK HERE to watch Miles Davis Tribute with Doug Wolverton
He uses and endorses:
THOMASTIK INFELD strings
GENZLER amps and bass cabs
K.YAIRI acoustic bass guitar
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