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Jazz bassist Ben Williams is a forward-thinking musician who crosses easily between straight-ahead, funk, and gospel-influenced jazz. A native of Washington, D.C., Williams graduated from the Duke Ellington School of Music before studying with renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker while earning a B.A. in jazz studies at Michigan State University. He is an in-demand sideman and has performed with a veritable who's who of jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Terence Blanchard, and others. Williams is also… read more

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  • cool stuff.
  • I could also add Tia Fuller to the list
  • Christian Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Gerald Clayton, Walter Smith III, Jaleel Shaw, Marcus Strickland, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, Sean Jones, Ben Williams... I'm really a fan of this promising new generation of jazz.
  • Love this cat.
  • Incredible. The best aspects of the realms of funk, jazz, and R&B.

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