Hamilton College Performing Arts presents jazz bassist Ben Williams and Sound Effect on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.
According to bassist Ben Williams, “Jazz is dependent upon the newer generation to stay alive and well nourished.” One of the newest generations of musicians helping to push the legacy of jazz forward, Williams has performed both nationally and internationally with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Me’Shelle Ndegeocello, and Wycliffe Gordon, to name just a few.
Williams grew up in an artistic family and played music from an early age, attending the Duke Ellington High School of the Arts, where as a teenager he won an array of awards. He studied at Juilliard and since then, he has rapidly become perhaps the hottest rising star in jazz. Williams plays with Marcus Strickland on saxophone, Matthew Stevens on guitar, Chris Bauer on piano, and John Davis on drums.
Tickets for this event are $15 for adults, $10for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For tickets or information call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.