Born: June 16, 1942 Primary Instrument: Piano
Pianist David Williams was born in Liverpool, England and after graduating from the Royal Military College of Music at Knellar Hall set out to travel the world. After serving ten years in the British Army with the Band of the 10th Royal Hussars and the Band of the Irish Guards, he settled in London playing all the major London hotels and Club venues. A multi-talented artist he was not only employed as band leader and musical coordinator for EMI , but also arranged for various groups and worked as a BBC staff musician playing piano, organ, saxophone and flute. All this was followed by several years working on transatlantic cruises and eventually he found himself on the shores of the United States, where he chose to stay. Initially he worked in Las Vegas where he accompanied a variety of artists, including, Connie Stevens, Anthony Newley and Frank Sinatra Jr . This led to more world traveling on cruise ships, where he had the opportunity to back artists such as Anthony Newley, Anita O'Day, Lanie Kazan, Suzanne Sommers, Leslie Uggams, Al Martino, Phyllis Diller, Rosemary Clooney and many others. After several years traveling the world, David settled down in Deerfield Beach, Florida. There he continued to play for various bands and orchestras including the Benny Goodman Tribute Band, the Gene Krupa Big Band, the Boca Pops Orchestra, the Marshall Turkin Classic Jazz Ensemble, and the Delray Beach Pops Orchestra. While David enjoys accompanying artists and playing for orchestras, his true love is for the solo, duo and trio jazz piano format . For the last seven years he has been playing nightly at Arturo's Restaurant in Boca Raton Florida, where he enjoys playing jazz standards which you can be heard on his current CDs.