Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

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My spine crumbled almost 5 years ago and I cannot play yet. I am 69 in March. I get $400 Social Security, food-stamps, and special medical help. My husband Duncan, 66, has had several operations and is also unable to work yet. Together we live on about $750 a month.

Please make a donation, or buy my music here.

Or just buying my CDs, or making a donation for a piano for me, or my pain meds, or my rent, food, whatever.

I am so close to digging out of this financial hole that my 3-level lumbar back fusion put us in. Please help. We rent and need to your help to keep that roof over our heads. — Love and Peace, Jessica, Feb 24th, 2017. @

Duncan and Jessica

Above, Jessica and Duncan

Below, Jessica in Wales on the BBC

  • Jessica Williams, born March 17, 1948, Balitmore 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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My back was broken 5 years ago, after over 50 years as a pianist. My lumbar fusion was a relative success. I lost my piano and all of my savings, but now I am getting better, writing new music, "climbing back up the mountain". Please donate HERE for my piano and recovery fund. For my music, please buy it from me HERE

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itemMy back gave out and I lost everything, piano included. Please donate to help me buy a piano

itemMarian McPartland and I did a show on NPR's Piano Jazz. Hear it here

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itemSite updated by Jessica on Feb 23rd, 2017

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I believe we are of One Race, the Human Race. Our past is frozen, caught like a fly in amber, but our future is mutable and changeable, and we build our futures every second. We can no longer live in a dead past. We choose to go forward, into a positive future of Change, a River of vast possibilities, not just for our own survival, but for the happiness and well-being of the children yet to come. This is not just about us. It is about those who come after us. — JW, 2017