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Multi-reed instrumentalist, composer, educator Will Boyd hails from soul sax tradition like artists Eddie Harris, Hank Crawford, David "Fat Head" Newman, King Curtis and Yusef Lateef. 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


Soulful Noise

Label: Will Boyd Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1) His Eye is on the Sparrow 2) Sparrow Postlude 3)Charis 4) Tango for Barb and Janice 5) Low Country Lullaby 6) Mr. Mac 7) Beauford Delaney 8) Steal Away 9) Fungii Mama 10) Moore Dirty Blues 11) Coming


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Mr. Mac

Label: Will Boyd Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 4:53


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jonathan Kreisberg, Clifford Jordan, John Clayton and More

Read "Jonathan Kreisberg, Clifford Jordan, John Clayton and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we open with a live recording from Jonathan Kreisberg off Capturing Spirits and then we honor the spirit of Kobe Bryant with music by John Williams and celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs on their Super Bowl run for ending their 50-year drought and making it to Super Bowl LIV by playing a 1960's jazz ...


Freedom, Soul, Jazz

Label: Will Boyd Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Every time I feel the Spirit Prelude #1 Every Time I feel the Spirit #2 Go Down Moses #3 August Eighth #4 Deep River #5 Oh Freedom Prelude #6 Oh Freedom #7 June Teenth #8 Keep Your Hand on the Plow #9 Marching to the Freedom Land #10 On My Way to Selma #11 Song of Silas #12 We Shall Overcome #13


Will Boyd Live at the Red Piano Lounge

Label: Will Boyd Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: GW Blues Brown Family Get Down Shamena Waltz for Rena Kujidon Go Down Moses Akane Smile Kumiko Momma Don't Allow


Article: Album Review

Tom Lundberg: Prime Time

Read "Prime Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It was only a matter of (prime) time until someone decided to lend a jazz spin to a number of nighttime television's most popular and enduring theme songs. The number here is twelve, the someone in question trombonist Tom Lundberg who leads a trim and versatile octet through its paces on the suitably named Prime Time, ...


News: Recording

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Queens New York born and Orangeburg, South Carolina raised multi-reed instrumentalist, composer and band leader Will Boyd makes a sizzling debut with the Will Boyd Music CD release of Live At The Red Piano Lounge recorded at his adopted hometown of Knoxville Tennessee's premier jazzroom and scheduled for a February 2018 release! It was as a ...


Tenors and Satin

Label: Independent
Released: 2010
Track listing: 10. All That Matters


Dreams of Muroran

Label: Independent
Released: 2008
Track listing: 1. Kujidon 2. Dreams of Muroran 3. Blues for Chika 4. Akane Smile 5. Knoxville Club 6. Into Her Heart (Hisaka's Theme) 7. All that Matters ( Wedding at Swann Bridge) 8. Kujidon (Live with the Nu Jazz Fourtet)


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