Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

Jessica Williams' Performance Archives

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2010

The Triple Door on the Main Stage, January 7, 2010, a Thursday evening at 7:30pm, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. The Triple Doornew window, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Call 206 838 4333 for reservations

Steinway Performance Space at Sherman Clay Pianos, March 6, 2010, Saturday at 7pm, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert, artist reception following performance. Sherman Clay Pianosnew window, 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - call 206 622 7580 for reservations.

June 12, 2010, house concert, Seattle Wa - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Private performance, 7.30pm, June 12, 2010, a Saturday night. Jessica will be playing a fine Steinway "B" 7 foot grand. Those in the Seattle and surrounding area: want to be invited? Send an email to Jessica to request an invitation. Seating goes fast. House concerts are a wonderful way to experience fine music with a minimum of crowd noise and a maximum of intimacy. You can choose to sit anywhere, so if you're a hand-watcher, Jessica's hands will be visible to you at all times. At the break, you can mingle, eat finger food, drink some wine, and just possibly meet a new friend or two. Jessica has always loved this medium in which to present her music, which requires concentration by both herself and the audience. It really is a wonderful experience all around. Let us know if you would like to be invited to this one! This particular house concert is everyone's favorite in the Seattle area. Jessica's favorite, too! Get a reservation now

Steinway Performance Space at Sherman Clay Pianos, July 24, a Saturday at 7pm, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert: Get Back to the Garden!, artist reception following performance. Sherman Clay Pianosnew window at 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle, WA, The Triple Door Main Stage, AN EVENING WITH JESSICA WILLIAMS - Sept 4, 2010, a Saturday evening. 2 shows at 8 and 10 - celebrating her two latest releases for Origin Arts, TOUCH, and The Art of the Piano. The Triple Doornew window, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. $25. Call 206 838 4333 for reservations. This concert will be the public premiere of not just new music, but a milestone in the way her music is spontaneously developed, played, presented, and heard.

Yakima, WA, Sept 24, 2010, a Friday at 7.30pm: The Seasons Performance Hall, Jessica Williams, solo piano- two shows - Jessica premieres her new compositions, and exploreas a few other composers. Don't miss Jessica's special concert, her first in many years at this acoustically astounding and architecturally impressive converted church. Yakima's favorite musical venue, The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 - Tickets, call 509 453 1888 or 888-723-7660, email

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 20566, December 11, 2010, 7.30 & 9.30pm: NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas. Featuring pianists Jessica Williams, Helio Alves, Renee Rosnes, and more. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566. Tickets and Information: 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

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2009

88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space, March 21, 2009, Saturday, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert and Birthday Party. Whidbey Island, WA, full directions and details at web sitenew window, send email for details and reservations or call 360 221 0362

Steinway Performance Space at Sherman Clay Pianos, March 28, 2009, Saturday at 7pm, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert: Miles, Monk, Mingus, and Me, artist reception following performance. Sherman Clay Pianosnew window, 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - call 206 622 7580 for reservations

The Triple Door, on the Main Stage, April 9, 2009, Thursday at 7:30pm, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. $20 per person. The Triple Doornew window, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Call 206 838 4333 for reservations

May 16 2009 - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Also see http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/Welcome.html for complete information on Jessica Williams House Concertsnew window and details about putting on your own concert at your home, church, school, university, or community center. Geographical area is unlimited. Contact Jessica Williams or a staff member

June 27, 2009, Seattle WA - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Presented at an undisclosed location in Seattle. SOLD OUT. Also see http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/Welcome.html for complete information on Jessica Williams House Concertsnew window and details about putting on your own concert at your home, church, school, university, or community center. Geographical area is unlimited. Contact Jessica Williams or a staff member here

July 25, 2009, Seattle WA - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Also see http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/Welcome.html for complete information on Jessica Williams House Concertsnew window and details about putting on your own concert at your home, church, school, university, or community center. Geographical area is unlimited. Contact Jessica Williams or a staff member here

Sept 12, 2009, Seattle WA - Steinway Performance Space at Sherman Clay Pianos, all ages welcome, Sept 12, 2009, Saturday at 7pm, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert, artist reception following performance, CDs signing. Sherman Clay Pianosnew window, 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - call 206 622 7580 for reservations

Sept 27, 2009, Yakima WA - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Presented at an undisclosed location in Yakima. Contact Jessica Williams or a staff member for an invitation - Also see http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/Welcome.htmlnew window for complete information on Jessica Williams House Concerts

Nov 7, 2009, Whidbey WA - 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space, Nov 7, 2009, Saturday, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert, with special guest Maureen Girard. Whidbey Island, WA, full directions and details at web sitenew window, send email for details and reservations or call 360 221 0362

Nov 13 & 14, 2009, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA: Art House Designs, Nov 13 and 14, Fri and Sat night, 7pm, Jessica Williams, piano; Jeff Johnson, bass; Steven Bentley, drums - Art House Designs, 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501 - All ages welcome, $25 per person, call 360 943 3377 or e-mail

Dec 10, 2009, Seattle WA - Seattle Art Museum, Dec 10, 2009, a Thursday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm,, all ages welcome, Jessica Williams, solo piano concert featuring new compositions, sponsored by Earshot Jazznew window- Seattle Art Museumnew window, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Phone 206 654 3100

Dec 11, 2009, Seattle WA - House Concert, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Private performance. Also see http://web.me.com/jessicajwilliams/house_concerts/Welcome.htmlnew window for complete information on Jessica Williams House Concerts

Current schedule HERE

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2008

Seattle, WA, Feb 7, 2008, a Thursday at 7:30pm, on The Triple Door's Main Stagenew window, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert, one show, plus #1 in The Artist Spotlight Series, Jessica's special guest, Aiko Shimadanew window from Tokyo. Albums she's made at this theater, Unity, Prophets, and Resolution, are only available here. The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Call 206 838 4333 for reservations, email or visit web sitenew window Read more about this show here, see video of Jessica and Aiko here

Whidbey Island, WA, March 15, 2008, Saturday: 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Spacenew window, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert and Birthday Party (celebrating 60 years on earth and 56 years playing piano) Full directions and details at web sitenew window, send email for details and reservations or call 360 221 0362 - read about it, see pictures here, see videos here

Olympia, WA, May 17, 2008, Sat evening: Olympia, WA: Art House Designs, The Jessica Williams Trio with Jeff Johnsonnew window, bass and Steven Bentley, drums - Art House Designs, 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501 - Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts promptly at 8 pm. All ages welcome, $25 per person, call 360 943 3377 or e-mail

Portland, OR, June 21, 2008, Saturday from 7 to 9 pm: Classic Pianos Hallnew window Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert The Northwest's PREMIER Piano Store and Concert Hallnew window. Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Call 503 239 9969 or 503 784 3566 for reservations, or send email. $30 at the door

San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2008, Saturday, 8pm: San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Herbst Theaternew windowPresented by The San Francisco Jazz Festivalnew window Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102 - buy tickets onlinenew window or call the box office at 866 920 5299

Yakima WA Sept 20, 2008 Saturday, 7pm: Seasons Performance Hall, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. A coming home/birthday party for Jessica! Playing gorgeous music that has rarely if ever been heard before plus some heartfelt reflections on great American composers - The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 - call 509 453 1888, email, or web site

Eugene, OR Sept 26, 2008: The Christiansens Presents on Sept 26, 2008, Friday, 7pm: Solo Piano Concert with Jessica Williams at The United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St., Eugene, Oregon, 97405. $30 at the door. Advance tickets $25: call Gary or Jeanne Christiansen at 1 541 741 6079

Whidbey Island, WA Oct 4th, 2008 Saturday, 7pm: The Fourth Annual Fall Concert - South Whidbey High School Auditorium in Langley, Wa, sponsored by the South Whidbey Association of Jazz Educators. Cocoa Martini, Randy Halberstadt, Overton Berry, Maureen Girard, Clipper Anderson, Brian Kirk, Jessica Williams, solo piano, new compositions, other pleasant surprises. Tickets at Useless Bay Coffee Co. in Langley WA. Visit maureengirard.com or call 1 360 221 0362

Oakland CA, Nov 13, 2008, Thursday: Yoshi's - Jessica Williams, solo piano concert. Performances at 8pm and 10pm, Yoshi's at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 - Ph 510 238 4555, fx 238 4551

Current schedule HERE

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2007

Detroit Institute of Arts, Jan 26, 2007, Jessica Williams, solo piano, featuring new and original music never heard before - Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 - Box Office: 313 833 7900, TDD: 313 833 1454 - web sitenew window

Yakima, WA: Seasons Performance Hall, Feb 9, 2007, The Jessica Williams Trio featuring John Bishop, drums, and Doug Miller, bass. CD release concert, new Seasons CD label - The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 - call 509 453 1888, email, or web sitenew window

Olympia, WA: Art House Designs, Jessica Williams, piano; Jeff Johnson, bass; Steven Bentley, drums - Art House Designs, 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501 - All ages welcome, $25 per person, call 360 943 3377 or e-mail

Seattle, WA: The Triple Door, main stage, May 24, 2007, - Jessica Williams, solo and trio featuring John Bishopnew window, drums and Doug Millernew window, bass. Several of Jessica's Red and Blue CDs have been made at the "3D" - most recently Unity and Resolution - it's remains one of the finest venues for the presentation of new Music in a live format, with a 9-foot Steinway D and excellent acoustics and lines of sight - The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 - Tickets $25 per person, Call 206 838 4333 for reservations. Email or visit their web sitenew window

Yakima, WA: Seasons Performance Hall, May 26 and 27, 2007, Sat, Sun, 8pm. The Jessica Williams Trio - Premiere of her new Freedom Suite, dedicated The Defenders of Freedom - our heroes and heroines - our soldiers. The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 - Tickets, call 509 453 1888, email, or visit their web sitenew window

Oakland, CA: Yoshi's, June 10, 2007, Sunday, sets at 7pm and 9pm. The Jessica Williams Band with Jeff Chambers, bass, Eddie Marshall, drums. Yoshi's at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 - Tickets: 1st show, $20, 2nd show, $14 - Ph 510 238 4555, fx 238 4551 or visit their web sitenew window

Yakima, WA: Seasons Performance Hall, July 26, 2007, Thursday night, 7:30pm. Jessica Williams, solo piano. The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 - Tickets, call 509 453 1888, email, or visit their web sitenew window

The Brecon Jazz Festival, August 12, 2007, Jessica Williams, solo piano concert at Theatr Brycheiniognew window in Wales, UK. £14.50. Ph 01874 622838, or 01874 611622. Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW, UK. See web sitenew window. Also Humphrey Lyttelton, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Joe Lovano

The Stables in Milton-Keynes, Englandnew window August 14, 2007, Jessica Williams, solo piano concert. Jim Marshall Auditorium. £16.50. Tickets: ph 01908 280800, fax 01908 280825 - email: boxoffice@stables.org or visit The Stables Box Office, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, England MK17 8LU

Anacortes Jazz Festival, Sept 1 2007, mid-afternoon concert by The Jessica Williams Trio. Anacortes Jazz Festival, Anacortes, WA - web sitenew window

The Piedmont Piano San Francisco Recital Hall, October 5, 2007, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. 660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 - call 1 415 543 9988 or 1 510 547 8188 for reservations, visit piedmontpiano.comnew window email

The Piedmont Piano Oakland Recital Hall, October 6, 2007, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. 4382 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 - call 1 510 547 8188 or 1 415 543 9988 for reservations, visit piedmontpiano.comnew window email

The Christiansens Presents, October 12th 2007- Solo Piano Concert with Jessica Williams at The United Lutheran Churchnew window, 2230 Washington St., Eugene, Oregon, 97405. $30 at the door. Call Gary or Jeanne Christiansen at 1 541 741 6079, send email

October 20th, 2007, Saturday, 7pm: The Third Annual Fall Concert- South Whidbey High School Auditorium. Jessica Williams, solo piano, plus legendary pianist Overton Berry; drummer Brian Kirk; pianist Maureen Girard; guitarist Andre Feriante; bassist Clipper Anderson. $15 general, $10 students. Visit maureengirard.comnew window or call 1 360 221 0362

Duke University, October 25, 2007, for Duke Performancesnew window, in the Nelson Music Room: Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert: A Nod to Mary Lou & Monk. Also: Kenny Barron, Charlie Haden, Hank Jones, Randy Weston, Barry Harris, Johnny Griffin, Andy Bey, others

Special Pre-Thanksgiving Concert, November 17, 2007: 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Spacenew window, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano Concert. Full directions and details at web sitenew window, send email for details and reservations or call 1 360 221 0362

Current schedule HERE

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2006

Seattle, Washington January 5 and 6, 2006, The Triple Door, main stage, Thurs and Fri, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Tickets, reservations: 206 838 4333 for reservations. Email or visit their web site

Yakima, WA January 7, 2006, The Seasons Performance Hall, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano: New original works and The Music of the Masters. 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA. Tickets, reservations: call 509 453 1888 or visit their web site

Oakland, CA February 23, 2006, Yoshi's, Thursday, sets 8pm and 10pm, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano: New works (including parts of my suite for Dr Billy Taylor, to be performed later this year at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC) plus The Music of the Masters: Yoshi's at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 - Ph 510 238 4555, fx 238 4551

Olympia, WA March 10 and 11, 2006, Art House Designs, Fri and Sat nights; 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501. The Trio, consisting of Jessica Williams, piano, with Jeff Johnson on bass, and Steven Bentley on drums; All ages welcome, $25 per person | 360 943 3377, or e-mail

House Concert March 12, 2006, Sunday at 7pm, at an undisclosed location somewhere in Seattle, Washington. Limited seating, intimate setting. Jessica Williams, a Solo Piano concert

San Francisco, CA March 26 , 2006, Sunday, 4pm: Jazz Chez Hanny, Jessica Williams, a Solo Piano concert.Tickets $25. , doors open at 3:30pm. 145 Fillmore, 1 block South of Haight St in San Francisco - Reservations: e-mail Frank or visit web site

San Francisco, California April 8, 2006, Saturday, 8pm, The Piedmont Piano Company, $20 donation. Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. Call 415 543 9988 for reservations - 660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 - call 1 415 543 9988 for reservations, or visit their web site at piedmontpiano.com - read Jessica's "review"

Washington, D.C. May 11, 2006, Thursday, 7pm, The John F Kennedy Center. Jessica Williams, Solo Piano - The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20566

Ann Arbor, Michigan May 19, 2006, Friday, 8pm, The Kerrytown Concert House, Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. The Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, $30, 734 769 2999

Aptos, California Saturday, June 10, 2006, Distinguished Artists Concert and Lecture Series at Cabrillo College. Special Guest Appearance by Jazz Pianist and 2002 Artist of the Year, Jessica Williams, $55, 831 688 1518

San Francisco, California June 17, 2006, Saturday, 8pm, The Piedmont Piano Company, $20 donation. Jessica Williams, Solo Piano on the 10-foot Fazioli Grand. The Piedmont Piano Company, 660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, 415 543 9988

Seattle, Washington September 7 and 8, 2006, The Triple Door, main stage, Thursday Sep 7 at 7.30pm, and Friday Sep 8 at 8pm. Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Reservations: 206 838 4333, email or visit their web site

Yakima, Washington September 9, 2006, The Seasons Performance Hall, Saturday, 7:30pm. Jessica Williams, Solo Piano. 2 shows, all ages welcome. Special return engagement featuring Billy's Theme, and compositions by Jessica Williams, plus Coltrane, Monk, Miles and More! The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA, $22, 509 453 1888

San Diego, California October 7, 2006, Lyman Saville Theater - The First Annual Guido Adler Jazz Piano Scholarship Competition features the best high school jazz piano players. 8:30 - 10pm: Jessica Williams will perform an intimate concert. Lyman Saville Theater at San Diego City College, ticket prices for the Jessica Williams concert: $25 for general public; $20 for KSDS/Jazz88 Members

UCLA, Los Angeles, California October 15, 2006, 1pm on Sunday afternoon (2 shows), Jessica Williams, Solo Piano (Other shows in this series, the David L. Abell Memorial Jazz Salons, will include Harold Mabern, George Cables, and Fred Hersh). Lenart Auditorium at the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. 310 206 3269

Current schedule HERE

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2005

Olympia, WA; Art House Designs, Feb. 5, 2005, a Saturday night, 8pm, at Art House Designs, 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501. Jessica Williams, piano, Jeff Johnson bass, Steven Bentley, drums. All ages welcome, $20.00. Call 360 943 3377, or e-mail for reservations

Seattle, WA; Jazz Alley, Feb 6, 2005, a Sunday, at Jazz Alley, 6th and Lenore in downtown Seattle. Solo piano and duo performances featuring Jeff Johnson on bass, an event sponsored by Earshot Jazz

Seattle, WA; Seattle Art Museum, Feb 10, 2005, a Thursday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, solo piano concert featuring new compositions, sponsored by Earshot Jazz | web site

Bellingham, WA; Lairmont Manor Recital Hall, Feb 11, 2005, a Friday, solo piano. Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldstone Road, Bellingham, Washington, ph 360 647 1444, fx 360 647 9223, an event sponsored by Earshot Jazz | web site

Washington, DC; The Kennedy Center, May 5, 2005, a Thursday, 7.30 and 9.30 pm, The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC; 800 444 1324 or 202 467 4600, tickets $25 web site

Healdsburg, CA; The 2005 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 10, 2005, 8 pm Jessica Williams, solo piano, also Kenny Barron, John Hicks, Regina Carter, Gary Burton, Virginia Mayhew. The Raven Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg. $45. 707 433 4644 | web site

Seattle, WA; The Triple Door, June 17 and 18, 2005, Fri and Sat nights, 8 pm The Jessica Williams Trio, Ray Drummond bass, Jose Martinez drums. The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. 206 838 4333 | web site

Oakland, CA; Yoshi's, June 21 and 22, 2005, Tues, Wed nights, 8pm The Jessica Williams Trio; Ray Drummond bass, Jose Martinez drums. Yoshi's at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607. Ph 510 238 4555, fx 238 4551

Olympia, WA; Art House Designs, July 15 and 16, 2005, Fri, Sat nights, 8pm, 420 Franklin Street Southeast #B, Olympia, WA 98501 Call 360 943 3377, or e-mail for reservations

Seattle, WA; KPLU Jazz Cruise, Pier 56, The Royal Argosy, July 17, 2005, 10.30am - 1pm, a Sunday, Pier 56, Jessica Williams, Jose Martinez drums, Geoff Cooke bass. Reservations: 1-800-677-5758

Seattle, Washington Sept 17, 2005, Saturday: Classical Grands, the Bosendorfer Main Showroom. Master class at 5pm, performance at 8pm on the Bosendorfer Imperial King, 97-key, nine and a half foot Grand. Seating limited, reservations required. Classical Grands, 1900 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - Ph 206 297 6717 or at 886 88dream; send email | web site

Anacortes, Washington Sept 18, 2005, Sunday, 3pm: Anacortes Jazz Festival, The Jessica Williams Trio featuring Jeff Johnson, Mel Brown. For reservations and information or visit the Anacortes web site

San Francisco, California Oct 2, 2005, Sunday, 4pm: Jazz Chez Hanny, Jessica Williams, a solo piano concert. Tickets $25. , doors open at 3:30pm. Where: Jazz Chez Hanny, 145 Fillmore, 1 block South of Haight St in San Francisco. Reservations 415 552 2729

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon, October 23, 2005, Sunday, 3:00pm: , The Jessica Williams Trio with Mel Brown drums, Dave Captein bass. $18 per person. Call 1 800 344 9463 for reservations | web site

San Francisco, California Nov 3, 2005, Thursday, 8pm, The Piedmont Piano Company, $20 donation. Solo piano on a 10-foot Fazioli Grand. The Piedmont Piano Company, 660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Call 1 415 543 9988 for reservations or visit their web site at piedmontpiano.com

Watsonville, California Nov 20, 2005, Sunday, 7pm, The Henry J Mello Center, The Cabrillo College Distinguished Artist Series. Jessica Williams, solo piano - Tickets, reservations: 831 479 6331 or 831 656 9507 | web site

Current schedule HERE

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2004

Jan 15, 2004, Seattle WA, EMP Theatre

March 8, 2004, Albuquerque, NM The Outpost Performance Space Solo piano concert

March 13, 2004, Des Moines, IA Sheslow Auditorium on the campus of Drake University. Visit web site

Carmel, CA; The Jazz and Blues Company | April 17, 2004, a Saturday night, at 7:30 pm, a solo piano concert. Ph 831 624 6432 or fx 831 625 5598 reservations, $60 per person at The Jazz and Blues Company, 236 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel, CA

Washington, DC; The Kennedy Center | May 14, 2004, a Friday night, 7pm, 'Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz' at the Kennedy Center. The Jessica Williams Trio with Victor Lewis and Ray Drummond. 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC. Tickets $28, ph 800 444 1324 or 202 467 4600

Oakland, CA; Yoshi's | July 23, 24, 25, 2004, Fri, Sat, Sun nights, The Jessica Williams Trio with Victor Lewis and Ray Drummond. Yoshi's at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607. Ph 510 238 4555, fx 238 4551

Seattle, WA; The Triple Door | July 27, 28, 29, 2004, Tues, Wed, Thurs nights, The Jessica Williams Trio with Victor Lewis and Ray Drummond. The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. 206 838 4333 for reservations

Princeton, NJ; The Jazzfeast | Sept 18, 2004, a Saturday afternoon, a solo piano concert at the Princeton Jazzfeast

Los Angeles, Sept 26, 2004, a Sunday; solo piano concert, invitation only

San Francisco, CA; Jazz Chez Hanny | Oct 3, 2004, a Sunday afternoon, a solo piano concert at 4pm, tickets $25. 145 Fillmore, 1 block South of Haight St, doors open at 3:30pm. 415 552 2729

San Francisco, CA; Palace of Fine Arts Theatre | Oct 28, 2004, a Thursday 7:30pm, $24, $30, $38, ph 415 398 5655

Stanford, CA; Stanford University | Oct 29, 2004, a Friday, 7:30 pm, solo piano concert at Campbell Recital Hall on the Stanford University campus

Carmel, CA, Dec 11th, 2004, 7.30pm | Solo piano concert at The Jazz and Blues Company. Call 831 624 6431 for reservations | web site

Current schedule HERE

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2003

January 9th, 2003, Seattle WA a Thursday, solo piano concert Seattle Art Museum

Ashland, Oregon March 8th, 2003 Solo piano concert, The Old Siskiyou Barn, $20 per person. E-mail Ed Dunsavage at jazzbookings@aol.com

Eugene, Oregon March 9th, 2003 solo piano concert, Willamette Jazz Society. Tickets $25 willamettejazz.org

Bellingham, WA March 15th, 2003, solo piano, Whatcom Community College Heiner Center. Contact Jud Sherwood of The Jazz Project

Olympia, WA March 16th, 2003 Solo piano concert. The Strad Room, Olympia, WA. Tickets $22 available through Becky Liebman

Charleston, South Carolina June 6th and 7th, 2003 Solo piano $25. Albert Simons Center for the Arts, College of Charleston at Spoleto | read review

Oakland, CA July 9th and 10th, 2003 with Ray Drummond on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Yoshi's at Jack London Square

Carmel, CA September 16th, 2003 Solo piano at The Jazz and Blues Company Call 831-624-6431. Jessica celebrates Coltrane's birthday

San Francisco, CA; October 5th, 2003, a Sunday afternoon at 4pm, Solo and Duo (Carol DeArmant on bass) at Frank Hanny's Performance Space $25 per person. Call 415-552-2729 or email

Olympia WA November 7th, 2003 Olympia Unitarian Church

Seattle WA November 8th, 2003 Solo piano at Barefoot, USA Jessica Williams courtesy of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2003

Seattle WA November 9th, 2003 Solo piano at The Triple Door Jessica Williams courtesy of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2003

Current schedule HERE

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2002

May 3rd, 2002 CABRILLO COLLEGE, SANTA CRUZ, CA Jessica Williams has been chosen ARTIST OF THE YEAR for SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Solo concert, Cabrillo Auditorium

May 5th, 2002 Bern, Switzerland solo piano, Jazz Festival w/ Hank Jones, Ray Bryant, Junior Mance, Renee Rosnes, Randy Weston

May 11th, 2002 CARMEL, CA The Jazz and Blues Company, Carmel, CA -solo piano, 2 sets, call 831-624-6431 or visit their site

April 29th, 2002 SANTA CRUZ, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center $18 Adv $20 Door. Share an evening of solo piano with Jessica Williams and Benny Green

March 3, 2002 OREGON Jazz in the Afternoon, 3-6 p.m., Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, Ore. Jessica Williams Trio. Call 800-344-9463. With drummer Mel Brown, bassist Dave Captein

STANFORD U, CA February 10th, 2002; solo piano. Campbell Recital Hall. Call 650-736-0324 for info. Stanfordjazz.org

SAN DIEGO, CA The ATHENAEUM Music and Arts Library; February 7th, 2002 La Jolla, solo piano. Call 858-454-5872 for info and ticket prices

Current schedule HERE

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2001

Des Moines, IOWA December 9, 2001, solo piano. Jessica will play a solo piano concert to celebrate the 50th birthday of Des Moines, Iowa jazz fan, Abe Goldstien

Boston, MASS Nov 16th, 2001, Performance with the Boston Musica Viva, scores written and arranged by Bernard Hoffer, conducted by Richard Pittman. The compositions of Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Jessica Williams

SEATTLE Oct 2nd through 7th, 2001 JAZZ ALLEY. Jessica, piano; Jeff Johnson, bass, Eddie Marshall, drums. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121 -Phone (206) 441-9729 | jazzalley.com

CARMEL, The JAZZ and Blues Company, Sept 15, 2001

SEATTLE August 3, 2001- Solo Piano in Seattle

CANADA July 14th, 2001 The Ottawa Jazz Festival. Trio performance, ottawajazzfestival.com

Medicine Hat Jazz Festival Canada June 28th, 2001. Call 403-529-4807 for details or see website at www.memlane.com

Calgary Jazz Festival Canada June 29th, 2001

Edmonton Jazz Festival Canada June 30th, 2001

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) January 11, 2001- 206-625-8900

KUUMBWA Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA January 29, 2001- Solo performance at at 320-2 Cedar St. (Santa Cruz, CA., 95060)

Maybeck Studio in Berkeley, CA Feb 25th, 2001

Boston, MASS. at Sculler's March 1, 2001- A one-nighter featuring Jessica on piano; Ray Drummond on bass; Victor Lewis on drums

Campbell Recital Hall at Stanford University, Stanford, CA March 11, 2001 - Solo piano, call 650-736-0324 for details

ENGLAND May 19th, 2001 The Bridge Hotel, Prestbury, Cheshire, England

Jersey, Channel Islands May 24th, 2001 The Arts Centre

Dundee, Scotland May 25th, 2001 Dundee Jazz Festival

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2000

BILLY HIGGINS JAZZ FESTIVAL in FRESNO, CA MARCH 31st 2000 -Trio (Mel Brown, drums, Dave Captein, bass)

OLD CHURCH in Portland, Oregon APRIL 14th 2000, Tribute to Leroy Vinnegar

JAZZ ALLEY in SEATTLE, WA May 7 2000 (Sunday) -Solo piano and trio -call 206-441-9729 for reservations and details

SPIVEY HALL in MORROW, GEORGIA June 24th 2000 Solo piano and trio. 707-961-3498 for details

England July 7th- Gateshead Central Library Arts Centre

Wales July 8th- Swansea, Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Road

England July 11th- London, the Purcell Room

England July 12th- Cheltenham, Town Hall, Pillar Room

England July 16th- Wigan International Jazz Festival, Wigan, Lancs

Concert Hall, Music Building, California State University, Fresno Sept. 8th 2000 Solo piano, 559-278-4680

Rosza Center in Calgary, Canada Sept 15th 2000 Solo piano, Friday, September 15, 2000 at Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Rozsa Centre University of Calgary

Seattle, WA Sept 22 & 23 2000 Jazz Concert Series -Solo piano, 2 nights Fri & Sat evenings, Sept 22 & 23, 2000, in Seattle, WA. Call (206) 634-1179 for details, directions, and reservations

Technology Building Auditorium, Salem, Oregon October 1st 2000- The Jessica Williams Trio, Sunday, Chemeketa Community College Technology Building Auditorium, Salem, Oregon - 503-399-2531

JAZZ ALLEY in Seattle WA November 14th & 15th 2000 -Trio at JAZZ ALLEY. Jessica, piano, Geoff Harper, bass, Jose Martinez, drums. Call 206-441-9729

The JAZZ STORE in Carmel CA December 2nd 2000 Solo- visit their site at the jazz and blues company or call 831-624-6431

Current schedule HERE

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1999

Old Church, Portland, OR Jan 17 1999 - Solo piano, duo w/ Roger Kellaway

Berkeley, CA Apr 7 1999 The Jazz School, 2375 Shattuck Ave - Solo piano

Portland, OR Apr 9, 10 1999 The Riverplace Hotel- Trio w/ Dave Captein, bass; Ron Steen, drums

Willamette Valley Vineyards, OR May 16 1999 - Trio

Japan, S. Korea May 23 thru June 8 1999 Japan Tour -'100 GOLD FINGER TOUR' sponsored by Fujitsu. With Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut, Brad Mehldau, Benny Green, George Cables, Ray Bryant, John Lewis, Junior Mance, and Eric Reed. Symphony halls and opera houses from Tokyo to Fukuoka, ending in Seoul, Korea

Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA June 15 thru 20 1999- Jessica w/ Jeff Johnson bass; Victor Lewis, drums, Gary Bartz, saxophones

Stanford Jazz Piano Series, Stanford, CA June 27 1999 - Solo Campbell Recital Hall

Calgary Jazz Festival (Canada) June 30 1999

Edmonton Jazz Festival July 1 1999

Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Port Townsend, WA July 23 1999 - Trio w/ Dave Captein, bass; Mel Brown, drums

The Jazz Store, Carmel, CA Aug 7 1999. Solo piano Rahsaan's birthday

Tour of U.K Oct 1 through 9 1999. Oct 1 through 5 1999 Pizza Express Jazz Spot, 10 Dean St., London

England Oct 8 1999 Art Center, Darlington

England Oct 9 1999 Central Library, Gateshead

American River College, Sacramento, CA Nov 6 1999

Current schedule HERE

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1998

Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA May 12 thru 17- Trio w/ Dave Young, bass; Ralph Penland, drums

Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, CA June 13- Solo piano

Jazz on the Hill, San Mateo, CA June 14, Solo piano

Stanford Jazz Series, Stanford Campus, CA July 12-Solo piano

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Portland, OR July 19- Trio w/ Dave Captein, bass; Mel Brown, drums

San Sabastian, Spain July 27 thru 29- San Sabastian Jazz Festival

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA Aug 17- Solo piano

The Jazz Store, Carmel, CA Sept 17

Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA Sept 19

Montreal Bistro, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sept 29 thru Oct 3

England Oct 20 thru Oct 24- Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean St. Wl., London. Solo piano (Bookings 0171 439 8722)

England Oct 26- The Menhuin Room, Central Library, Portsmouth, England. Solo piano. Tickets 010705 812397, 01705 730708

England Oct 28- The Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England. Solo piano (Tickets 01203 524 524)

England Oct 31- Mill at the Pier, St. Thomas St., Wigan, England. Solo piano (Tickets 01942 825677 or at Jazz Club Sessions)

England Nov 1- The Arts Centre, Darlington, Devon, England. Solo piano (Tickets 01802 863073)

 

Current schedule HERE

 

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