Rod Williams Quartet – Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

Rod Williams Rod Williams is a Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Multimedia Composer and Programmer. Bill Shoemaker of JazzTimes wrote, “Williams can produce rich melodic improvisation on asymmetric thematic materials full of sudden shift in tempo and mood, extended structures, and tangy idiomatic mixture, and make them swing.” Rod Williams has toured widely in Europe, Japan, China, Australia, and South America and performed or recorded with a host of artists including Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Dewey Redman, James Newton, James Carter, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, David Gilmore, Sam Rivers, James Spaulding, Henry Threadgill, Lawrence D, Butch Morris, Warren Smith, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Eddie Harris, Julius Hemphill, Wadada Leo Smith, Billy Bang, Graham Haynes, Oliver Lake, Marty Ehrlich, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins, Bob Steward, Warren Smith, Lonnie Plaxico, Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Dianne McIntyre’s Dance in Motion, and Indian Classical Dancer Aditi Bhagwat.

Price: $15

Featuring:

Lonnie Plaxico – bass
Newman Taylor Baker – drums
Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium
Rod Williams – piano

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45pm
House doors open at 11:30am

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church

59 West 137th Street
New York, NY 10037

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