Billy Williams is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He has had the opportunity to work professionally with the likes of Larry Willis, Terell Stafford, Cyrus Chestnut, Warren Wolf, Raul Midon, and Steve Davis, amongst many others. He has performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as the Village Vanguard in New York City, the Blue Note in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan, and Umbria Jazz in Perugia, Italy. As an educator, Billy has been featured as an Artist-in-Residence at Duke University, the Centrum Jazz Workshop, and JazzSTL. To learn more about Billy, please visit www.bwdrumz.com.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceCantina Bentivoglio in Bologna, Italy, Jan 2010, Larry Willis Trio...First gig in Europe and fulfillment of a dream
What Drives Your Creativity?My love for music. I really enjoy what I do!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The X5A is my favorite stick right now. The balance allows me to access a variety of dynamics very quickly.