Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

Jessica Williams' Awards and Honors


The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

Jessica Williams received the prestigious Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundationnew window in the field of composition. It enabled her to completely revitalize her music by presenting it in a highly focused manner in appropriate venues, and by performing her new and original works on the world concert stage.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields; natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts.

During the last forty years, Jessica has produced more than 350 original compositions, released 70 CDs of music - much of it original solo piano material - and won awards and honors in many disciplines for many varied activities. The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship is a highly-valued and great honor held by only a very few jazz artists. Benny Golson and O'Dean Pope are both recent deserving recipients.

Awards and Honors

Jessica Williams has received the following honors and awards:

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This site is dedicated to John Coltrane, Glenn Gould, Elvin Jones, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, and all who have devoted their lives and their souls to Music. "I want to be a force for good. I know there are bad forces here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly good." - John Coltrane