Jazz at the Old Art Bldg in Leland
May 08, 2017
The B. Williams Experiment is returning to the Old Art Building on May 19, 2017 @ 8pm. A regular at
Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, the BWE made its debut at the Old Art Building in 2014The
Leelanau Community Cultural Center will transform the Old Art Building into a nightclub. . .dim
lights, table seating, cash bar, and light snacks. . . atmosphere screaming for some classical
Jazz. Tickets $20 each are available at MyNorthTickets.com or by calling 231-256-2131. (cash bar)
Detroit bred Brandon Williams’ life has always included music in some capacity, first as a
listener, then as a musician, and ultimately as a producer. He is a musical architect that is
quickly making his name and stake as a front-runner in the music industry.
On the music scene since he was 12, Brandon William’s career is astonishing. A direct protégé of
Grammy and Billboard super producer Michael J. Powell, he is a powerhouse of musical knowledge and
ability, receiving requests to perform, engineer, MD, arrange and produce around the clock. Known
as one of the premiere drummers on Detroit’s live music scene, he is also known for being one of
the “go-to music guys” because of his ability to play numerous instruments and his versatile
repertoire. In 2009, he collaborated with Vickie Winans on “How I Got Over”; the album was
nominated for 9 Stellar Awards (winning one) and a Grammy Award. In 2010 “How I Got Over” was
nominated for a NAACP Image Award.
As a producer, he has lent his hand to such artists as: Janet Jackson, Pharoahe Monch, Bobby
Creekwater, Vickie Winans, Jadakiss, Lin Rountree, Anita Baker, Jay Electronica, Jeymes Samuel,
Ryan Leslie, and has also recorded with Stevie Wonder. His music has also been featured in numerous
commercials for AT&T and Honda.
As an artist Williams has performed, opened for, and toured alongside some of the industry's finest
including; Talib Kweli, Morris Day and The Time, Kim Burrell, Mike Phillips, Robert Glasper,
Derrick Hodge, The Isley Brothers, Johnny O'Neal, George Duke, Norman Brown, Wyclef Jean,
Raheem DeVaughn, Martha Reeves and Jonathan Butler just to name a few. Along with national tours,
B. has also graced the stages of all of Detroit's premier venues and clubs including; The Fox
Theatre, Chene Park, Freedom Hill, Detroit Opera House, Hart Plaza, The Music Hall, The Charles H.
Wright Museum of African-American History, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Key Club, and Bert’s Jazz
In his own words- "I want people to know I'm a 'real' producer... not just a beatmaker. I'm
striving to be among the people that bring good music to the forefront. Real good, feel good,
life-altering, soul healing music is what I'm about."
This concert is sponsored in part by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Michigan Council for
Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Edmund F & Virginia B Ball
Foundation and Local support from Biggs Construction, Two Fish Gallery, Becky Thatcher Design,
Tampico, Trish’s Dishes and Whaleback Inn.
For more information contact the office at 231-256-2131 or go to oldartbuilding.com
Linda Sprout, Assistant Director