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Brett Williams Quartet
Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Brett Williams began his journey as a pianist at the age of four. At this time, he was also playing the drums and improvising. Williams was influenced by and brought up on funk, gospel and jazz music. At nine years of age, Williams was performing locally in his home town Pittsburgh; by his teens, he was making a name for himself on the jazz scene. In 2013, Williams was invited to work with the multi-Grammy-award-winning bassist Marcus Miller. Williams continued to tour with Marcus Miller for six years and is featured as a performer and writer on the latest Grammy-nominated recording, Laid Black.
Williams has performed with artists and musicians including Stevie Wonder, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford and Sons, Billy Joel, Chris Thile, Mino Cinelu, Kevin Garrett, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, Jose James, Sean Jones, Keyon Harrold, and Charles Haynes. He has also performed regularly with Jon Batiste on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Williams has already accomplished a significant level of experience on the bandstand and more recently in the studio as well. It is Williams’ openness to a wide range and myriad of musical styles and genres, his “old soul”, and his musical honesty that have helped him create and mold a dynamic sound and voice as a pianist and composer. He just released his debut EP S3asons in July 2019 and a new single “Belief” in December 2020, co-written with Kate K-S.
Joining him tonight will be bassist James Gilligan, Hugh Stuckey on guitar, and Angus Mason on drums.