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Charles D. Williams

Charles D. Williams is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Williams has played piano for over 40 years. He studied under Mr. Leon Brady at Sumner High School and supplemented this training with musical studies under the tutelage of the late Mr. Reginald Buckner.Mr. Williams was a member of the award-winning Sumner Jazz Band that also attended the Paris International Jazz festival in Paris France in 1972, and was auspiciously judged to be “the best High School Band in the World.”

As a trombonist, Mr. Williams also had the pleasure of participating in the Turner House Jazz series in the 70′s – having opportunity to play with such great jazz artist as: Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Roy Ayers, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Frank Wess, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Rich Matteson, and many more. In 1998 Charles went to Brazil to participate in a cultural arts program to play jazz along with world renown Saxophonist Arthur Blythe, and Singer Queen Bey out of Kansas City. In November of 2006 Mr. Williams went to Fez, MOROCCO to participate in the "Jazz In The Riads" Jazz Festival. Mr Williams also was music director for a Kansas City Group which participated int the 2007 MUSIC CITY JAM in Nashville, TN, hosted by Kirk Whalum.

Charles Williams is currently the pianist for the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, (www.kcjazzorchestra.org) Teaches keyboards to young upcoming pianist. Is producing and play at local venues in the Kansas City area. Written music for plasys and served as music director for several local productions.

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