Ben Williams GoGo Night

Ben Williams GoGo Night

Friday, April 21

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00

Ben Williams GoGo Night
Ben Williams GoGo Night
Ben Williams is one of the most sought after bassists in the world, his resume a who’s who of jazz wisdom: Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Terence Blanchard, to name a few. Ben’s warm, woody tone, flowing groove, melodic phrasing, and storytelling approach has found favor among musicians, but also a larger audience. A bandleader, musical educator, composer, and electric and acoustic bassist, Ben was the winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, a prestigious and important award that has propelled many a promising career. Working with New York’s finest jazz musicians even before graduating from Juilliard, Williams has recorded and performed regularly as a member of bands led by saxophonist Marcus Strickland, pianist Jacky Terrasson, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris. He’s led his own groups at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Harlem Stage, Rubin Museum of Art, Tribeca PAC in New York City, and SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. His first LP released last year State of Art signals Williams’ emergence as a prominent voice in the greater jazz community. Like many self-aware jazz musicians, Ben Williams has myriad influences, from “Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Duke Ellington” to “hip-hop and gospel, Little Dragon, Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye.” And like his colleagues in the new guard of jazz, Williams is constantly looking ahead, seeking the music’s potential and his place in it. Ginny's Supper Club is proud to welcome the Ben Williams Effect to its first show at our home uptown. Join us as Ben brings his youthful swagger to Ginny's for a performance that will undoubtedly remind you why he's at the forefront of fresh new talent in the world of jazz.
Venue Information:
Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027
http://ginnyssupperclub.com/