Steve Williams

Drums
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12/15/2019
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Tardo Hammer Trio
11/26/2019
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Tardo Hammer, Lee Hudson & Steve Williams
11/03/2019
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Ehud Asherie, Paul Sikivie & Steve Williams
10/22/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
07/24/2019
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Lucine Yeghiazaryan Sextet
04/23/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
03/10/2019
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Tardo Hammer Trio
02/03/2019
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Tardo Hammer Trio
01/29/2019
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"Polite Jam Session" with Lucy Yeghiazaryan
01/28/2019
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Teri Roiger, Frank Kimbrough, John Menegon & Steve Williams
12/11/2018
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"Polite Jam Session" with Lucy Yeghiazaryan
12/02/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
10/28/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
10/04/2018
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David Ambrosio Quintet
09/16/2018
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Greg Ruggiero & Friends "After-hours"
09/16/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
07/27/2018
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Steve Williams Quartet
05/27/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
04/08/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
02/04/2018
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Tardo Hammer Trio
12/10/2017
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Tardo Hammer, Lee Hudson & Steve Williams
11/23/2017
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Spike Wilner Quintet
11/12/2017
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David Schnitter Quartet
10/08/2017
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Tardo Hammer w. Lee Hudson and Steve Williams
10/04/2017
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Dave Glasser Quartet
09/29/2017
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
09/12/2017
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Vocalist Teri Roiger
05/05/2017
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
04/24/2017
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The Elise Wood Quartet
02/17/2017
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The Chuck Redd Quartet
02/12/2017
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The Ilya Lushtak Quintet
01/22/2017
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The Jerry Weldon Group
01/21/2017
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The Steve Williams Quartet
01/20/2017
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
10/26/2016
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The David Glasser Quartet
10/21/2016
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
10/14/2016
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The David Schnitter Quartet
09/23/2016
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
06/06/2016
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The Bill McHenry Trio
03/28/2016
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The Massimo Farao Trio
03/11/2016
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The David Schnitter Quartet
03/10/2016
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Tony Hewitt - After-hours Jam Session
01/15/2016
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
12/28/2015
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The Ray Gallon Trio
10/20/2015
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The Spike Wilner Quartet
10/16/2015
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
09/25/2015
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
07/31/2015
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The Pete Malinverni Trio
05/29/2015
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After-hours Jam Session
05/15/2015
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After-hours Jam Session
05/01/2015
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After-hours Jam Session
12/28/2014
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Reunion 6
09/20/2014
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The Clifford Adams/Orrin Evans Quartet
09/19/2014
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The Clifford Adams/Orrin Evans Quartet
08/16/2014
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The Pete Malinverni Trio
06/11/2014
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The Ed Cherry Trio
02/22/2014
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The David Schnitter Quartet
02/01/2014
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The Pete Malinverni Trio
09/07/2013
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The Clifton Anderson Group
09/06/2013
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The Clifton Anderson Quintet
08/16/2013
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The Pete Malinverni Trio
12/28/2012
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
05/04/2012
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
04/14/2012
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After-hours Jam Session
11/23/2011
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"Do The Math Trio"
09/30/2011
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The Clifton Anderson Qaurtet
09/30/2011
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The Steve Williams Quartet "New Incentive"
12/23/2010
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The Rick Germanson Quartet
10/03/2008
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The Bob Mover Quartet
02/07/2008
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The Tardo Hammer Trio
11/06/2007
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The Bob Mover Quartet
Upcoming Shows
07/12/2020
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Tardo Hammer Trio
Williams was born in in Rochester, New York and grew up in Washington, DC. He continued his music education at the University of Miami. There he joined Monty Alexander's band, with whom he started to perform on the international scene. He furthered his music education in New York, with Billy Hart.Back in Washington, Williams played locally with Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams, Woodie Shaw, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, John Hicks, Larry Willis, Mulgrew Miller and many others. He joined Gary Thomas' band, with whom he recorded one of his first compositions, "Pads".Then he joined Shirley Horn, who would keep for twenty-five years the same rhythm section: Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (drums). Critic Don Heckman wrote in the Los Angeles Times (February 2, 1995) about "the importance of bassist Charles Ables and drummer Steve Williams to the Horn's sound. Working with boundless subtlety, following her every spontaneous twist and turn, they were the ideal accompanists for a performer who clearly will tolerate nothing less than perfection". His music relationship with the pianist and singer gives him the opportunity to tour the world and record with such artists as Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Roy Hargrove and Miles Davis.After his long collaboration with Shirley Horn, Williams moved back to New York in 2006, where he studied with Michael Carvin. He performs among others with the Slagle/Stryker Band, Paul Bollenbach, Roni Ben Hur, Larry Willis, the John Hicks Legacy Band, Bill Saxton, Bob Mover, Amy London, Sara Lazarus, Ben Vereen, Joe Lovano, Eddie Henderson.He pursued his music career with his own quintet, promoting original compositions by the band members. His first album as the leader of New Incentive was released in January 2007. The musicians are: Olivier Hutman (p), Michael Bowie (b), Donvonte McCoy (t), and Antoine Roney (s). John Hicks, Gary Bartz and Roy Hargrove are guests. According to French jazz critic Renaud Czarnes, in [[Les Echos]] (January 26, 2007) "this record is a splendor. It revivals the kind of emotion that you only feel listening to the great sessions from the sixties. The compositions, signed by Steve Williams or other musicians from the band are dazzling. It is one of those that gives the strength to get up in the morning and the will to stretch out the night".Known for his refinement with Shirley Horn, he is also appreciated as a powerful and sensitive instrumentalist.