Born in Detroit but long based in New York City, Rod Williams is a renowned pianist, keyboardist and composer, with degrees in electronic music and interactive performance from SUNY Brooklyn College. A skillful accompanist who has worked with Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Geri Allen, James Carter, Julius Hemphill, Ronnie Burrage, Marcus Belgrave, and Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch among many others, Williams’ own highly original work is under-appreciated–as Peter Watrous put it in the New York Times, “Rod Williams is one of the many musicians in New York who toil in the background, but shouldn’t. Mr. Williams deserves to be heard in his own context more often”.
This event will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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