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Ben Williams

 
Bio:
In 2009, Ben won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. The honor included a recording contract with Concord Records through which he released his debut album, State of Art, in 2011. His album Coming of Age, was released in April 2015. Williams is a member of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
In 2009, Ben won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. The honor included a recording contract with Concord Records through which he released his debut album, State of Art, in 2011. His album Coming of Age, was released in April 2015. Williams is a member of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Michaelis
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer

Photos

Ben Williamson-Jones, James Hameed, Sally Cheng, Luke Thornton Photo

Ben Williamson-Jones, James Hameed, Sally Cheng, Luke Thornton

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04/13/2022
Luke Thornton, Ben Williamson-Jones, Sioned Saunders, James Hameed, Sally Cheng Photo

Luke Thornton, Ben Williamson-Jones, Sioned Saunders, James Hameed, Sally Cheng

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04/13/2022
James Hameed, Ben Williamson-Jones Photo

James Hameed, Ben Williamson-Jones

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04/13/2022
Ben Williamson-Jones, Sundeep Saini, Douglas Rintoul Photo

Ben Williamson-Jones, Sundeep Saini, Douglas Rintoul

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04/13/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2012
Michaelis

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Performer

Productions

Sound Designer

Ben Williams Biography

In 2009, Ben won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. The honor included a recording contract with Concord Records through which he released his debut album, State of Art, in 2011.

His album Coming of Age, was released in April 2015.

Williams is a member of guitarist Pat Metheny's Unity Band, which won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Ben Williams Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Sound Design Gold Star
Ben WilliamsThe Select
 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Sound Design Gold Star
Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Sound Design Gold Star
Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Sound Design
Ben Williams, Gatz

Ben Williams News

HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September Photo HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present Marie It’s Time. Created and Produced by Minor Theater, the company that brought you Julia Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning Grimly Handsome, Marie It’s Time is written by Jarcho, who also performs in her work for the first time.

The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.

Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls' New Record LET US BREAK BREAD TOGET Photo Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls' New Record LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER Is Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

The internationally lauded culinary artist and singer Alexander Smalls issues Let Us Break Bread Together on Smalls House Productions, his new collaborative imprint with Outside in Music.

Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES Photo Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Symphony Space, which celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses in its beloved annual Bloomsday on Broadway, marks the milestone occasion of the book’s 100th anniversary with a new commission in which Elevator Repair Service (ERS) brings the novel to wild, illuminating theatrical life.

VIDEO: Brandon Coleman Shares Video for 'Be With Me' Photo VIDEO: Brandon Coleman Shares Video for 'Be With Me'
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022

Brandon Coleman shares a brand new video, “Be With Me,” directed by Lauren Desberg and the latest from his upcoming album Interstellar Black Space via Brainfeeder. The album was announced with lead single “Blast Off” and will feature contributions from fellow jazz heavyweights Kamasi Washington, Ryan Porter, and more.

Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls Presents New Release 'Let Us Break B Photo Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls Presents New Release 'Let Us Break Bread Together'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Award-winning chef, restaurateur and vocal master Alexander Smalls celebrates the African American Spiritual with new series release Let Us Break Bread Together

Princeton University Jazz Festival Returns April 27â€"30 Photo Princeton University Jazz Festival Returns April 27â€"30
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, announces the return of the Princeton University Jazz Festival. Presented in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month, the event, which takes place Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, April 30, features guest artists guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and saxophonists Seamus Blake, Tony Malaby and Alexa Tarantino performing with Princeton University's stellar student ensembles.

The Carr Center Partners With The City Of Detroit's Office Of Arts, Culture And Entre Photo The Carr Center Partners With The City Of Detroit's Office Of Arts, Culture And Entrepreneurship
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022

The Carr Center, Detroit's leading Black arts presenter, today announces its television partnership with the City of Detroit's ACE Office. Detroit A&E (Channel 22) will launch a weekly limited television series titled, 'The Carr Center Presents.'

The Django Announces March Line-Up: Celebrating Women's History Month Photo The Django Announces March Line-Up: Celebrating Women's History Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, is commemorating Women’s History Month by hosting more than 20 leading female jazz artists on its stage during March.

The 10th Annual TD James Moody Festival Announced at NJPAC Photo The 10th Annual TD James Moody Festival Announced at NJPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center celebrates the 10th annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival showcasing an all-star lineup of the country's best musicians, held Nov 5-21, including the award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, the New Jersey premiere of Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited, the Tony Award-winning Lillias White (currently on Broadway in Chicago), a special tribute concert to George Wein.

Ben Williams Videos

José James Announces 'No Beginning No End 2' LP VideoJosé James Announces 'No Beginning No End 2' LP
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 22, 2019

Back with his beguiling mix of jazz, R&B, pop and soul, singer-songwriter and producer José James today announces a brand new future soul album, No Beginning No End 2. Coming out March 6 on his own label Rainbow Blonde Records, he's just shared smooth first single “I Need Your Love,” featuring GRAMMY nominees Ledisi & Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Also featuring Laura Mvula, Aloe Blacc, Lizz Wright, Erik Truffaz, Hindi Zahra, Taali and more, this new album is a sequel to James' revered No Beginning No End. He'll be celebrating the release with a freshly announced international tour, including stops in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and his hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Ben Williams and Ed Dixon in Highlights of OSWALD: THE ACTUAL INTERROGATION at Casa Manana
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2013

Wally Jones, President and Executive Producer is proud to announce the regional premiere of Oswald: The Actual Interrogation by Dennis Richard, as part of the 2013-2014 Broadway at Casa Mañana Season, now playing through November 17, 2013. Single tickets are now on sale. Check out highlights below!


Ben Williams Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Ben Williams been nominated for?
Sound Design (Obie Awards) for The Select , Sound Design (Obie Awards) for The Select (The Sun Also Rises) Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for The Select (The Sun Also Rises) and Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for Gatz .

What awards has Ben Williams won?
Sound Design (Obie Awards) for The Select Sound Design (Obie Awards) for The Select (The Sun Also Rises)and Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for The Select (The Sun Also Rises).