is a classically trained Clarinet player who also plays Saxophone, Flute, Oboe and Bassoon. He was educated in the Philadelphia School system and attended the acclaimed Overbrook High School's Music Magnet program under the direction of Dr. George Allen. His formal training includes the Settlement School of Music under the direction of Guido Mechaly, Berklle Collage of Music in Boston, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and Howard University's College of Fine Arts.
John was a member of the United States Army Band for several years. He performed throughout the United States and abroad with various renowned artist such as Phillis Dillar, Stephanie Mills and Marvin Sapp just to name a few. Sax Williams recently premiered his debut single release, FRIDAY MORNING, a R&B / Smooth Jazz instrumental in the United Kingdom. His upcoming CD: HEART FELT, includes the FRIDAY MORNING single and others which are being co-produced by the Grammy nominated producer Herb Middleton and the three time Emmy Award winning producer, Bill Jolly.
John attributes his musical influences to the sounds of Benny Golson, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Grover Washington Jr. and George Howard.
I am honored to co-host First Friday Finale's at Joose Studios Venue in Northern Liberties. 'Fist Friday' Art openings have long been a free cultural event across Philadelphia, New York many other cities. Joose Studios will now enhance each 1st Friday art gatherings with a live music finale. Each musical event is sure to excite and surprise! You are personally invited to come listen, jam, groove, dance, in a really comfortable, intimate artistic environment. This is sure to bring many talented people together and launch a creative vibe that will never be forgotten in Philly.
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