Jazz at the Chapel – 6 p.m.

Jazz at the Chapel – 6 p.m.

Rod Williams Quartet


Detroit in the Hudson Valley

Rod Williams – Piano
Tani Tabbal – Drums
Gwen Laster – Violin
Damon Banks – Bass

Born in Detroit but long based in New York City, Rod Williams is a renowned pianist, keyboardist and composer, with degrees in electronic music and interactive performance from SUNY Brooklyn College. A skillful accompanist who has worked with Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Geri Allen, James Carter, Julius Hemphill, Ronnie Burrage, Marcus Belgrave, and Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch among many others, Williams’ own highly original work is under-appreciated–as Peter Watrous put it in the New York Times, “Rod Williams is one of the many musicians in New York who toil in the background, but shouldn’t. Mr. Williams deserves to be heard in his own context more often”.