Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams performs with his quartet, Thursday February 23 at Makeda


NBJP:  What living musician do you admire most? Why?

BW: Gary Bartz. He is sort of a painter and a poet when he plays. He’s always stood for something and has presented his ideas in an intelligent  and soulful manner.

NBJP:What would you want to be if you weren’t a jazz musician?

BW: Probably a lawyer or a pro MMA fighter.

NBJP:If you could only own one CD (Download–whatever), what would it be?

BW: Jackie McLeans’  “Jackie’s Bag”

NBJP: Complete this sentence: If I can, I try to avoid_____________________

BW: negativity. It drains me.

NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?

BW: Cleaning the offices at the World Bank in D.C.

NBJP: What’s the last book you read?

BW: University of Jiu Jitsu by Saolo Ribero

NBJP:  If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

BW: Back in the D.C. area or the Bay area.




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