Ben Williams and Sound Effect
Bassist Ben Williams is going places. A DC native and Michigan State graduate, Williams won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2009. He has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard, and most recently has launched his career as bandleader of Sound Effect. He is currently a graduate student at Julliard. With his warm, woody and enveloping tone, Williams delivers R&B-flecked jazz; negotiating classic turns, while making his own rules. State of the Art (Concord Records) is his debut album.
Performance Date: Friday, February 15, 2013