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Oscar Williams II

Oscar Lee Williams II was born in Ruleville, Mississippi and grew up predominantly in Kansas City, Missouri. While in Kansas City, Oscar began to develop his style informed by the important aspects of old gospel, blues, and funk. Oscar applies all of these influences in his conception of the jazz style. Some great artists he has the fortune to perform with include: Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Joe Chambers, Jeff Watts, Bill Goodwin, Bob Durough, Marion Cowings, and Vincent Herring, through which has he gained the attention of and currently is a member of two groups, Gene Perla's-"The Gene Machine", and the Wallace Roney Quintet


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Wallace Roney: What’s Going on Today

Read "Wallace Roney: What’s Going on Today" reviewed by Kevin Press

Trumpeter Wallace Roney has come a long way since his days as a Miles Davis mentee. The young man who earned the Down Beat Award for Best Young Jazz Musician of the Year in both 1979 and 1980 is now a seasoned veteran with 22 band-leader recordings to his credit. During his career, Roney ...


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