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Tony Williams - Saxophone

Tony Williams is a legendary alto saxophonist who truly represents "The Sound Of Philadelphia". Born and raised as a child in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tony soon made it up north where he grew up outside of Philadelphia in Crestmont, Pennsylvania. He grew up playing the horn as a youngster and soon found his love with the music. He played in school bands in high school (Abington High School) and later went to college at Tennessee A & I (presently known as Tennessee State University) and played with their band. He transfered to Central State University in Ohio and hooked up with music opportunities there. After graduating from Central State he spent time in the military as he found the way to also play in the 75th Army Band at Ft

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Philly's Tony Williams Opens Cheltenham Jazz Concert Series Wed. Oct. 2nd

Philly's Tony Williams Opens Cheltenham Jazz Concert Series Wed. Oct. 2nd

The Jazz Bridge “Neighborhood Concert Jazz Series" at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts—439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham—presents bebop alto saxophone icon Tony Williams on Wednesday, October 2nd. There is one show at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Tony Williams, ...

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Article: Live From Philadelphia

Tony Williams Star Sax Man Gets Mellon Award 2003

Read "Tony Williams Star Sax Man Gets Mellon Award 2003" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Anthony H. “Tony" Williams, long-time Philadelphia alto sax star, band leader and educator has been named recipient of the 2003 Mellon Jazz Community Award. The award was presented at, appropriately, the Mt. Airy Cultural Center's 13th Annual Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival at 7:15 P.M., Aug. 29 at the Cherry Hill, N.J. Hilton, 2349 Marlton Pike,Cherry ...


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