Larry Williams to guide the January 7th "The Brazil Concert" at The Loft at City Winery -
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Larry Williams has performed, co-produced and toured with the greatest musical artists on some of the best-selling albums and films in music history for over 35 years. Having studied classical and jazz on a scholarship at Indiana University, he is known for his proficiency on both keyboards and woodwinds (saxes, flutes and clarinet), Larry’s contributions can be heard on over 1500 records, movies and commercials.
A founding member of the seminal band Seawind in 1975, Larry has gone on to record with a who’s who of the music industry including: Green Day, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Placido Domingo, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea, Rod Stewart, Simply Red, Joni Mitchell, Don Henley, The Pussycat Dolls, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, George Benson, Dionne Warwick, Steve Vai, David Foster, James Newton Howard, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters and Frank Sinatra among many others and has had a long recording and touring association with five-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau.
Larry credits Quincy Jones as his mentor with whom he recorded over 30 projects including Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall”, “Bad” and “Thriller” – the biggest selling album of all time.
Larry produced eight (8) tracks on the “Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Album” album, including the Top 20 Billboard hit “All One” (featuring Al Jarreau and Oscar Castro-Neves), and “Corcovado” (featuring Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ivan Lins).