Introducing Jessica Williams
Introducing Jessica Williams to her audience:
Jessica Williams is a well-known and highly respected American pianist and composer.
DAVE BRUBECK calls her "One of the greatest pianists I have ever heard..."
McCOY TYNER says "Jessica is a beautiful player..."
ALUN MORGAN of Gramophone believes her to be "The most important pianist to arrive since Bill Evans."
This three-time Grammy Nominee is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
In her twenties she worked with the great Philly Joe Jones, drummer for the Miles Davis Quintet. She also played in the bands of Eddie Harris, Tony Williams, Stan Getz, Big Nick Nicholaus, Airto and Flora Purim, Charlie Rouse, John Abercrombie, Leroy Vinnegar, Charlie Haden, Red Mitchell, Bobby Hutcherson, and others.
She has released over 70 albums and written over 350 compositions.
During the last four decades, Jessica has recorded for Adelphi, Clean Cuts, Jazz Focus, Candid, Concord, Landmark-Fantasy, Timeless, Maxjazz, and Origin Arts. She now owns her own publishing company, JJW Music, her own successful CD company called Red and Blue Recordings, and runs her own successful Internet business, jessicawilliams.com.
She's been a guest on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. She's written scores for PBS and HBO and has played everywhere from The Kennedy Center to the Opera House in Tokyo.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Miss Jessica Williams.
- Contact Jessica Williams or a staff member
- Read the Reviews
- PDF format available here: 88K
- Large print (easy to read on the stage)
- Promotional photos, 300 DPI, for news media
- Awards and Honors
- Review Archives
- Concert Archives
- Concert Bookings
- House Concerts
- Jessica's own CD Company, Red and Blue
- The JW Music Initiative
- Standard Contract
Photos this page by Jimmy Katz