Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

Jessica Williams, pianist, composer

"Jessica Williams is one of the top pianists of today, a powerful virtuoso. She is a giant, consistently brilliant." - Scott Yanow, The All Music Guide

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  • "Jessica Williams is one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard." - Dave Brubeck
  • "Jessica is a beautiful player." - McCoy Tyner
  • "The most important pianist to arrive since Bill Evans." - Alun Morgan, Gramophone
  • "She has the rare ability to draw listeners into her private musical world and hold them there, enthralled." -Dave Gelly, The London Observer
  • "Jessica is a powerful virtuoso, a brilliant solo player, and a 'giant of music', consistently brilliant." - Scott Yanow, The All Music Guide
  • "Nothing short of brilliant." - Sidney Bechet-Mandela, JazzUSA
  • "A vibrant force on the contemporary music scene." - Rolling Stone
  • "In a word, she's a monster. Her technical mastery is equaled by her swing; her power matched by her dexterity." - Geraldine Wyckoff, Downbeat
  • "Her style and technique embrace a very original combination of wit, grace, introspection and white heat." - Harvey Siders, JazzTimes
  • "She is simply a pianistic force of nature that will not be denied." - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
  • "I will say on record that I think she is the finest pianist of our time. And her records are, bar none, the most consistently immaculate and for your hard-earned dollars, a Jessica Williams album is a no-brainer" - Fred Jung, All About Jazz
  • "Jessica is utterly magnificent . . . the most poetic of all living jazz pianists." - Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
  • "This is easy. Jessica Williams doesn't make bad records." - JazzNow, Lawrence Brazier

 

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It's been almost 20 years since I started this web store. I was on-line before Google. I knew nothing of computers. My husband bought me a computer, a Mac. Now I write pretty good HTML5. I also play pretty good piano. I love life in all its colors, shapes, and forms, I think making love is way superior to making war, and I still believe in myself. I try to use my music to improve lives, to make people happy, which in turn makes me happy. My interests include the playing of grand pianos, being close to nature, reading predictive science-fiction, getting afternoon phone calls from friends, and aspiring every day to be a better woman, wife, and friend. I love dogs, puppies, kittens, kisses, hugs, and adventure. At heart, I'm an explorer. Music is always at the top of my list of interests, along with my friends. I love Beethoven and I adore Mozart. The piano playing of Valentina Lisitsa amazes and inspires me. I listen to The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Debussy, Liszt, Duke Ellington, Prokofiev, and anything that qualifies as good music. My guy and I enjoy watching videos of old and new movies. Lately we've watched a lot of sci-fi, includiung The Last Witch Hunter, Riddick, Babylon AD, Ip Man, Cloud Atlas, Interstellar . . . we have become film buffs, meaning we both need to get to work making art and music again.

I was sick for quite awhile. I had a triple lumbar fusion with pedicle screws, rods, and bone grafts. I was sick with other things too, but the back operation was the hardest. I died during surgery. I came back changed. Don't worry — I still love playing the piano. But now, I have a clear and original statement to make. I'm looking for bookings. And I welcome donations and CD orders. I'm deeply grateful. - July 20th, 2016 - Jessica

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Jessica plays her composition "Love and Hate"

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