Mission Statement: Pianist Par Excellence J.G. Williams's mission is to provide the best solo piano performance possible for my clients and to be a musician who brings joy, highest musical standards, and reliability to all events.
Sample of Past Clients or Performances:
* Harry & David Jewelers, New York City
* New York University, New York City
* Sothebys, New York City
* La Jolla Library, La Jolla
* Mandeville Recital Hall, La Jolla
* Anthology, San Diego
* Dizzys, San Diego
* Village Vanguard, New York City
* Jazz Standard, New York City
* St. Nicks Pub, New York City
* Columbia University, New York City
* Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center, New York City
James Gordon Williams
"James Gordon Williams is nothing less than an accomplished, impressively creative pianist and composer with great depth and substance". (Winthrop Bedford, Jazz Improv Magazine). James Gordon Williams, a native of Los Angeles, California has performed in several of New York City's finest jazz venues including Village Vanguard, Birdland, Jazz Standard, Smoke, Jazz Gallery, Knitting Factory, Kavehas, Smalls, Cornelia Street Café, and Diego's Anthology. Additionally, Williams has toured the world performing at such international music festivals as JAZZ a LA SEYNE, Malta Jazz Festival, Atina Jazz Festival, Switzerland's Langnau Nights, and several other festivals. Most recently, Mr. Williams performed a highly acclaimed solo piano concert at The Istituto di Musica Della Pedemontana in Italy.
A prolific musician, Mr. Williams has performed and collaborated with some of the leading lights in modern music including, Peter Erksine, Greg Osby, Kendrick Scott, Mark Dresser, Greg Tardy, Joseph Jarman, Warren Smith (Jazz Composers Workshop), and many more important artists Additionally, Williams performed in Charli Persip's Supersound Big Band for four years. Recent projects have included Williams's Duo Improvisation Series with artists Lori Bell, Anthony Davis, and Mark Dresser.
Mr. Williams released his highly acclaimed CD, Unrepeatable Life in 2005 and his CD was chosen as a top finalist in the 2006 Independent Music Awards. Williams, currently a resident of San Diego, was recently awarded the 2008 Jazz Society of Lower Southern California Award. Williams recently recorded with legendary drummer/bandleader Charli Persip on his latest CD, Intrinsic Evolution, which was released in 2008.
Mr. Williams was chosen as Artist in Residence at American University in 2006. Williams recently completed a successful week of teaching master classes and performing at the 2008 University Califonia, San Diego, Jazz Camp. While there, Williams performed in a highly regarded piano trio performance with Mark Dresser and Peter Erksine.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music (Boston), New York University.