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Ben Williams

Benjamin James Williams is a native of Washington, DC. He also performs on electric bass and piano as well. His musical influence is rooted in various genres of music including jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and classical. Ben is a recent graduate of the Michigan State University School of Music where he majored in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz, studying with Rodney Whitaker and Jack Budrow. He plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. Ben has won several competitions and scholarship awards. He is a two-time winner of the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition at the East Coast Jazz Festival; a two-time winner of the DC Public School Piano Competition; a 2002 recipient of the Duke Ellington Society Annual Scholarship Award



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2024
Track listing: Blachant 1; Holla; Tomorrow Love; Ghosts of Our Past; Echo; Blachant 2; Anew Love Song; First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Brown Baby; Blachant 3; Life Jazzin’; In Her Peace; Feel Like Going On.



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Time (2021). Power To The Women (2022)


Song of the Day

Time (Reprise) ft. Marcus Gilmore

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 03:30


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Rob Mullins, Jesse Ogle Of Nu Bass Theory, and Sarah Mount

Read "Rob Mullins, Jesse Ogle Of Nu Bass Theory, and Sarah Mount" reviewed by Steven Roby

This episode of Backstage Jazz features interviews with musicians Rob Mullins, Jesse Ogle, Sarah Mount along with Henry Rollins talking about the importance of John Coltrane. On Backstage Jazz, you'll hear a blend of contemporary and classic jazz and a touch of soul, funk, and world music, all selected by music journalist and host Steven Roby.

Article: Album Review

Bouvier: Blachant

Read "Blachant" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dai consigli d'amministrazione alla sala d'incisione. L'antropologa e urban designer Jackie “Bouvier" Copeland è stata riconosciuta di recente tra i massimi leader filantropici del mondo ed è impegnata in varie iniziative internazionali di sostegno umanitario. Ha fondato il programma “Black Philanthropy Month," la rete di filantropia femminile “Reunity" ed è dirigente di “The Women Invested to ...


Same Moon in the Same World

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Outliers; Haven't Meta Yet; Low Glow; Third; Chrysalis; Vivid; Salvo; Don't Wait Too Long; After The Rain


Song of the Day

Haven't Meta Yet

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2022
Duration: 7:00


Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...



Label: MoonJune Records
Released: 2021


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