One of the best bassists I've worked with”

— Al Kooper

Jesse Williams Quartet brings funky, slinky soul jazz to the stage, combining an engaging live show with deep jazz sensibilities.

Compared to Soul Live, John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, and The Meters


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Jesse Williams Quartet

JWQ has performed at Ryles, Chianti's, Arts at the Armory, Passim, Beehive, Beat Hotel and many other venues. 

Jesse Williams has performed almost 10,000 shows worldwide, from CBGB’s to Montreal Jazz Fest, backing up Al Kooper (Hendrix, Stones, The Who, Ray Charles, Skynyrd,) with Duke Robillard (2 Grammy Nominations). Currently with Kooper, Johnny A, also freelancing with Jimmy Vivino, Bertram Lehmann, JOSA Jazz Series (Greg Abate, Tiger Okoshi, Richie Cole, Amanda Carr), New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Julien Kasper, Duke Robillard

Has backed: Bucky Pizarelli, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ruth Brown, Jay McShann, Jimmy McGriff, John Hammond, Percy Sledge, Jay Geils, Susan Tedeschi, Charles Neville, Jimmy Vivino, Elan Trottman, Doug Wolverton (John Scofield) John Sebastian, Henry Butler.

2 Grammy Nominations: Duke Robillard - Guitar Grooverama, Joe Louis Walker – Between a Rock and The Blues.Endorses: Thomastik Strings, K. Yairi, Fishman, Genzler Amplification
Teaching since 1991, currently: Berklee five-week, Milton Academy, Phillips Academy


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Jesse Williams Trio

Jesse Williams Trio




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