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Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family (her father is the guitarist John Williams, her mother a classical pianist). A recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, she has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer.
Her latest CD Atlas And Vulcana is a further reflection of her colourful originality as a pianist/composer/arranger. With pieces for trio, quartet and septet, this is an album of contrasts which features some of the finest musicians on the UK jazz scene.
“British pianist/composer Kate Williams makes the kind of jazz albums few younger players attempt these days, let alone pull off with such aplomb – full of graceful storytelling themes and uptempo swing, delicate piano breaks glowing with a Bill Evans hue, bebop horn solos over nimble walking grooves. ….This is an elegant set of originals for her classy septet … Williams’s lyricism, polish and subtle touch make this one of her most accomplished and personal ventures.”
John Fordham, The Guardian, 7th November 2014
She has released several previous CDs, each one to critical acclaim, most recently ‘Made Up’ (with her septet) and ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ (with tenor legend Bobby Wellins). Both were in Mojo magazine’s top ten jazz albums in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Kate Williams to jazzowa pianistka i kompozytorka. Urodziła siȩ w Londynie i pochodzi z muzykalnej rodziny. Jej ojciec John Williams to światowej sławny gitarzysta a jej matka to klasyczna pianistka. Kate zasługuje na uznanie i dlatego za swoją prace jako kompozytor i wykonawca została nagrodzona John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition.