Kebbi Williams

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Kebbi Williams is considered to be one of today’s leading improvisers on tenor saxophone.  The Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher and innovator, defies categorization and experiments with all music genres.  From avant-garde, jazz, hip-hop and latin to afro-beat, gospel, electronica and classical Kebbi bends it to his will and into his compositions to create a sound that is uniquely and undeniably his own.

Kebbi was born into a musical family. His uncle, Milan Williams, was an original member of The Commodores and composed their first hit “Machine Gun”. He went on to write two more hits for the Commodores “Brickhouse” and “Easy Like Sunday Morning”.  His uncle's success and love of music captured the imagination of a young Williams and became an aspiration to reach for.  Williams studied saxophone throughout high school and college. He received an undergraduate degree in Jazz from Howard University and returned to earn a Master's in Jazz Studies. The public began to take note of Williams in 1995 when he won the Graduate College Outstanding Performance in the Jazz Instrumental Soloist Category award from Downbeat Magazine at the age of 22. Williams was no longer a best-kept secret. 

Williams has gone on to play a wide range of music including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock & Roll. He has performed with many of the best contemporary and legendary Musicians of our time, a long list that includes Grammy Award winners: Outkast, Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Roy Hargrove, Cee-lo and Gnarls Barkley, Mos Def, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bilal, Oteil Burbridge, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Russell Gunn, Betty Carter, Derek Trucks, and Julie Dexter. Kebbi has always been breaking down barriers and pushing the envelope Musically; turning his Jazz background and training into a coveted item that can crossover into the varied worlds of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock & Roll. Kebbi continues to perform around the world with many great Musicians ranging from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Outkast and Mos Def to virtuosos like Me’Shell Ndegeocello. Kebbi just concluded an African Tour with Mos Def, and he also recently performed on the the Jay Leno and David Letterman Shows.

Website: http://www.musicintheparkatl.org

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