Born: Detroit, Michigan
Residence: New York, New York.
Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger and Sound Designer. Performed and recorded with Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, James Newton, James Carter, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Dewey Redman, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Bob Hurst, Danny Spencer, Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, Nasheet Waits, Ed Blackwell, Phil Ranelin, Osamu Koichi, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Eddie Harris, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Marty Ehrlich, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins,Bob Steward, Lonnie Plaxico, Paul Jackson, Duane Eubanks, Vincent Henry, Mor Thiam, Kazutoki Umezu, Kazuko Shiraishi, Dianne McIntyre's Dance in Motion, Deidre Murray, Opera and Theater Director Diane Paulus, etc. Bachelor of Science in Electronic Music/M.F.A.Performance and Interactive Media Arts - Brooklyn College - CUNY
Macbook Pro, Logic Pro, Fender Rhodes and Motif
Rod Williams is one of the many musicians in New York who toil in the background, but shouldn't. He is an empathetic accompanist, stabbing away a chords when needed, adding lush solos on cue. Mr Williams has an easy sort of virtuosity. Mr. Williams, who deserves to be heard in his own context more often.
Peter Watrous/ New York Times
Willing to teach