Jesse Williams prides himself on his musical depth AND breadth! He has performed and recorded internationally, including two Grammy Nominated Albums and six W.C. Handy nominated albums. He has played with Johnny A., Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Al Kooper, Jay Giels, John Hammond, Karin Allyson, Harry Allen, Ruth Brown, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Henry Butler, Susan Tedeschi, Charles Neville, and others.
Festivals and Venues include: North Sea Jazz, Edmonton Folk, Montreal Jazz, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, Vancouver Jazz, Byron Bay, Russian River, Boston Globe Jazz and Blues, Preakness, Beantown, Lincoln Center. Beacon Theater, Mountain Stage, Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center. He has appeared on PBS, Sesame St., AMC, National Film Archives, as well as multiple commercial spots. Mr. Williams holds a B.A.in performance from Berklee College of Music.
Jesse teaches at Berklee Col of Music (Victor Wooten BCM bass camp and Five-Week program), Milton Academy, and Phillips Academy. He teaches bass, jazz and contemporary ensembles, and guitar.
A quote from Jesse on his Genzler Amplification rig:
“I’ve used just about every piece of gear from vintage to boutique and my Genzler Magellan 800, along with one or two Bass Array 12-3’s does it for me every time, every venue, upright or downright bass!”