Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

I now owe $650 on my rent, and I have $550 saved. It's been a bad month and I really need your help right now. I am asking for donations to help me heal from spine surgery, pay my rent, and play my music again. My 3-level lumbar fusion wiped me out and I have not had a piano for 5 years now. It will help me also if you buy my CDs from me. I receive no money for my music. Your help literally sustains my life. - Gratefully, Jessica Williams, October 16th, 2017

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  • Jessica Williams, born March 17, 1948, Baltimore Maryland.
  • Headliner at The Kennedy Center, Dutch North Sea Festival, Norway Molde Festival, plus major fesitivals and concert halls in Bern, Tokyo, NYC, South Korea, London — more
  • She holds a Fellowship with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation — more
  • Graduate of The Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • She has released over 80 CDs and LPs, and written over 1000 compositions — more
  • She has received four grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; a Rockefeller Grant for composing; the Alice B. Toklas Grant for Women Composers, the 2016 ASCAP Award — more
  • "One of the greatest pianists I have ever heard." - Dave Brubeck
  • "Jessica is a beautiful player." - McCoy Tyner
  • "The most important pianist to arrive since Bill Evans." - Alun Morgan, Gramophonemore
  • "She has the rare ability to draw listeners into her private musical world and hold them there, enthralled." -Dave Gelly, The London Observer
  • "Jessica is a powerful virtuoso, a brilliant solo player, and a 'giant of music', consistently brilliant." - Scott Yanow, The All Music Guide
  • "Nothing short of brilliant." - Sidney Bechet-Mandela, JazzUSA
  • "A vibrant force on the contemporary music scene." - Rolling Stone
  • "In a word, she's a monster. Her technical mastery is equaled by her swing; her power matched by her dexterity." - Geraldine Wyckoff, Downbeat
  • "Her style and technique embrace a very original combination of wit, grace, introspection and white heat." - Harvey Siders, JazzTimes
  • "She is simply a pianistic force of nature that will not be denied." - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
  • "I will say on record that I think she is the finest pianist of our time. And her records are, bar none, the most consistently immaculate and for your hard-earned dollars, a Jessica Williams album is a no-brainer" - Fred Jung, All About Jazz
  • "Jessica is utterly magnificent . . . the most poetic of all living jazz pianists." - Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
  • "This is easy. Jessica Williams doesn't make bad records." - JazzNow, Lawrence Brazier
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Below, Jessica plays Body and Soul at the Healdsburg, CA Jazz Festival

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My back was broken in 2012, after a lifetime as a pianist. My multi-level back-fusion required permanent internal rods, pedicle screws, and bone grafts. I lost my piano and all of my savings.

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I thank my fans all over the world for their support and inspiration. I remain eternally grateful. — Jessica, Oct 14, 2017

 

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I believe we are of only One Race, the Human Race. We build our futures with every action. We choose to go forward together, into a future of positive changes – not just for our own survival, but for the happiness and well-being of the children of the future. — Jessica Williams