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Ben Williams and Sound Effect
Double Time Jazz @THEARC. Live performance by Grammy award-winning bassist - Ben Williams and the Sound Effect jazz band.
Bassist, Benjamin Williams - a DC native - also performs on electric bass and piano. Various genres of music inspire his style including classical, gospel, hip-hop, jazz and R&B. A graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz, Ben has won several competitions including the prestigious Thelonious Monk Insitute of 2010 Jazz Competition. He is also a two-time winner of the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition at the East Coast Jazz Festival; a two-time winner of the DC Public School Piano Competition; and a 2002 recipient of the Duke Ellington Society Annual Scholarship Award. Ben also took first place in the 2005 International Society of Bassists Competition in the category of jazz. He has also opened for artists such as John Legend, Kirk Franklin and Eric Roberson.
Learn more about Ben William's free Master Class for middle and high school students on March 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., here.
This tour engagement of Ben Williams is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.