Alto saxophonist Bruce Williams has toured and recorded with artists including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, the World Saxophone Quartet, and Branford Marsalis. In recent years, he has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola as a sideman with Josh Evans, Stanley Cowell, Grassella Oliphant, Oliver Lake, and others.
Bruce has been an honored recipient of awards from DownBeat magazine and The Charlie Parker Music and More Foundation, and has been featured on two Grammy nominated recordings. Bruce is currently the newest and youngest member of the internationally recognized jazz group “The World Saxophone Quartet”, as well as a member of the “Thelonious Monk Legacy Septet.” He also leads four bands of his own – a quartet, a quintet, a jazz organ trio, and a progressive electric jazz group.
A noted jazz educator and mentor to young jazz musicians; Bruce has given master classes at Ohio State, Iowa State, The Jazz Institute of New Jersey, The University of District of Columbia, Princeton University, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center “Jazz for Teens” program, and the Paris Conservatory in France. He has served as an adjunct saxophone instructor at the New School for Social Research (Mannes School of Music), Juilliard, Bard Colege in NYC, Princeton, and William Paterson Universities in New Jersey while continuing to nurture a healthy roster of private students of his own.