Multi-reed instrumentalist, composer, educator Will Boyd hails from soul sax tradition like artists Eddie Harris,
David Newman, and Houston Person. Originally from Orangeburg SC by way of Queens NY, Will currently resides
in Knoxville TN. He is a member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and currently has 2 solo albums “Live at the Red
Piano Lounge” and “Freedom Soul Jazz”. Will also co-leads a group with Wife, jazz radio host, and founder of the
Knoxville Women in Jazz Jam Festival Kelle Jolly.
Will was playing with professional local R&B groups before he was 18. He then received more training at the
music program at South Carolina State University where he received BA in Music Business and met future wife
vocalist Kelle Jolly