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Bruce Williams — Alto Saxophone

Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams is a powerful young jazz saxophonist who hails from our nation's capital of Washington, D.C. He has made his presence known on the jazz scene by garnering critical attention with his own enthusiastically received CD releases - "Brotherhood" and "Altoicity" - issued on Savant/High Note Records.  Bruce's latest CD titled, "More To Go" was released this year on his own Brushwood Music label.  This latest recording represents the feeling of a real band playing modern straight ahead jazz, post bop, funk, and avant garde swing. It was recorded with everyone all in the same room to give the music hot & live vibe.  Moreover, Bruce has made an indelible impression as a sideman on over twenty other CD and video recordings. He has performed, toured, and recorded with a long roster of jazz legends - Little Jimmy Scott,Frank Foster, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Stanley Cowell, Louis Smith, CecilBrooks III, The Count Basie Orchestra, The World Saxophone Quartet, Russell Gunn,Curtis Fuller, and Roy Hargrove to name a few. Bruce has been an honored recipient of awards from DownBeat magazine and The Charlie Parker Music and More Foundation. His ability to perform masterfully in a range of jazz styles has placed him on two Grammy nominated recordings and sent him to numerous cities throughout the US and abroad -France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, the West Indies, and Japan Bruce Williams has toured as the youngest member, of the internationally recognized jazz group, "The World Saxophone Quartet". Bruce is currently a member of the "Thelonious Monk Legacy Septet" formed by legendary drummer Ben Riley and of Roy Hargrove's "RH Factor". Bruce also leads four bands of his own - a quartet, a quintet, a jazz organ trio, and a progressive electric jazz group.