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Jazz Pianist & Vocalist William Green Returns to City Winery Atlanta on October 29, 2018
After a Packed House Earlier This Year & a New Album, The Atlanta Jazz Icon is Returning With Special Guest, Violinist Dominique Hammons ...
Green, deemed one of Atlanta's most-celebrated musicians, composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer is known to deliver funky, upbeat, soulful and contemporary jazz sounds, but what some may not know is this jazzy crooner possesses one of those rare, "instant classic" voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of contemporary jazz and soul. Often compared to the likes of Joe Sample, Donny Hathaway, and George Duke, his jazzy and soulful music is timeless. "I pride myself on creating timeless music that can be shared with the world for a lifetime," says Green. It's important to me to create timeless music because of recognizing the lack of musical integrity that now exists in the music industry."
Green's love affair with music was obvious at an early age. "I'm passionate about the piano because it provides me a mental and emotional outlet to express my feelings regarding life. I'm passionate about music because of how it affects the people I perform to, as well as me."
With an impressive portfolio that reads like "Who's Who in Jazz", the Chicago native was recently honored by "Who's Who in Black Atlanta" and has showcased his charismatic charm and keyboard mastery with audiences around the world (Japan, Europe, Africa), while performing nationally with acclaimed artists such as Boney James, Tom Brown, Earl Klugh, Mindi Abair, Peabo Bryson, Cameo, Valerie Simpson, Kenny Lattimore, Melba Moore, Jennifer Holiday, Jean Carne, the sons of Otis Redding (military tour), BB King All-Star Band and Curtis Mayfield. He also had the privilege of appearing with Susan Tedeschi as the opening act for the Rolling Stones and opened for Spyro Gyra and The YellowJackets. Green has performed at the Capital Jazz Festival and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. In addition, he was co-host of the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival Jam Session.
With four decades of creating music and four albums later, Green's new album, "Mind Rush" is filled with love, hope, romance and inspiration. He is known to cross musical boundaries by combining different genres of music. "Fans can expect a combination of contemporary jazz, soul and gospel, mixed to provide music that is motivating for the mind, body and soul," says Green. In addition, you can experience Green's vocals. The CD includes great songs such as the title track "Mind Rush", "FYI", "Make it Do" (What it Don't), "Eternity", "Todah" (Thanksgiving)
The soulful and contemporary jazz album is sure to impress r&b/soul/
About Dominique Hammons
Dominique Hammons is a Houston native who started playing classical violin at the age of 8-years-old in his school music program. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and played violin for four years in the school orchestra. Hammons performed with several orchestras and chamber groups to include the Houston Youth Symphony, Virtuosi of Houston, and TMEA Allstate Orchestra. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Houston Symphony's Young Artist competition, where he won the opportunity to play on stage with the Houston Symphony. He has been a solo artist for the last eight years and has won many prizes while performing different genres of music, such as classical, gospel, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. He is a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in Music Performance with Jazz emphasis.
Follow Dominique Hammons on Instagram at: i_am_stradivari.
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