New Releases For April 21, 2015

Ben Williams
Coming Of Age

Ben Williams - Coming Of Age

Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, releases his second album building upon his musical experiences over the last several years. Since then, Ben has played and toured with a the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D’Rivera, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Golson, George Duke, Eric Reed, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, and Mulgrew Miller. The album features covers of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Lianne La Havas’ “Lost & Found,” and includes special guests: Goapele (vocals), Christian Scott (trumpet), Stefon Harris (vibraphonist) and emcee W. Ellington Felton.

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"Half Steppin’"


  1. 1. Black Villain Music
  2. 2. Strength And Beauty
  3. 3. Half Steppin’
  4. 4. Voice Of Freedom (For Mandela) (Featuring Goapele)
  5. 5. Toy Soldiers
  6. 6. Lost & Found (Featuring Christian Scott)
  7. 7. Forecast
  8. 8. The Color Of My Dreams (Featuring Stefon Harris)
  9. 9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. 10. Toy Soldiers (Reprise) (Featuring W. Ellington Felton)
  11. 11. Coming Of Age

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Nov 15
    New York (NYC), NY, US Ben Williams at Nublu
  • Nov 21
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Ben Williams at Bimhuis
  • Nov 22
    Rotterdam, Netherlands Ben Williams and Sound Effect at LantarenVenster
  • Nov 23
    London, UK Ben Williams at Ronnie Scott's
  • Nov 24
    Muri, Switzerland Ben Williams at Musig im Pflegidach
  • Nov 25
    Ascona, Switzerland Ben Williams at Jazz Cat Club, Teatro del Gatto
  • Nov 26
    Milan, Italy Ben Williams at Blue Note Milano Jazz Club & Restaurant
  • Nov 28
    Stuttgart, Germany Ben Williams at Bix Jazz Club
  • Nov 29
    Munich, Germany Ben Williams at Jazzclub Unterfahrt
  • Nov 30
    Tübingen, Germany Ben Williams & Sound Effect with Ben Williams, Julius Rodriguez, Marcus Strickland, and 2 more… at Sudhaus, Großer Saal
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