Genre: Funk / Jazz / R&B
Location MONTCLAIR, New Jersey, US
Profile Views: 587339
Last Login: 11/6/2009
Member Since 3/3/2006
Record Label Brushwood Music & Savant Records
Type of Label Indie
BioBorn and raised in D.C. and later in it's metro area, alto saxophonist Bruce Williams has played with a wide variety of notable jazz, neo soul, and beyond artist such as Branford Marsalis, Little Jimmy Scott, Nick Rolfe, Russell Gunn,The World Saxophone Quartet, Black I, Roy Hargrove's Quintet/big band, RH Factor, Cecil Brooks III, Renee Neufville, Wildflower, the Count Basie Orchestra, Ben Riley, MC Solaar, and KRS 1. Bruce has toured all over the world and performs regularly in the NYC, NJ, DC, and Philly areas. His music is filled with spirit, soul, intellect, groove, and freedom. Bruce's band is always up for a good time and they love to hit hard.
MembersFor various occasions: Allyn Johnson, Kris Funn, Ameen Saleem, Brandon McCune, Miki Hayama, Dwayne Burno, Micheal Griot, Eric Revis, Nick, Rolfe, Calvin Jones, Noel Sagerman, Russell Gunn, Khalil Bell, Howard Franklin, Freddie Hendrix, Dan Kostelnik, Cocoran Holt, Reuben Rogers, George Colligan, Montez Coleman,Brad Williams, Tyshawn Sorey, Jared Gold, Cecil Brooks, & Kyle Kohler.
InfluencesColtrane, Ornette, Dolphy, Maceo Parker, Grover Washington, Oliver Lake, Cannoball, Jackie McLean, My dad(RIP), Wayne Shorter, Hank Crawford, Branford Marsalis, Joe Ford, Webster Young(RIP), Monk, David Sanborn, Leroy Barton, Arthur Blythe, Wallace Roney, Chuck Brown, soul singers, Frank Foster, Carter Jefferson(RIP), Stanley Cowell, Kenny Garrett, Steve Wilson, Joe Lovano, Weather Report, Jimmy McGriff(RIP), Kirk Whalum, My son Elijah & daughter Sage, Prof. Calvin Jones(RIP), Mother Korey, Miles Davis, Parliment, Go-Go, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Urban Music, Salif Keita, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, my brothers, my bro. Greg Ferrell (RIP), MLK, Malcolm X, Gracie JiuJitsu, Muhammed Ali, positive & intelligent people, My mother,everything that I've listened to or read(YIN/YANG), teachers, preachers, and soothsayers.
Sounds LikeA mixture of all of my influences. I think myself but you decide.
4 Songs | Sep 21, 2008