DJ Williams Projekt

DJ Williams Projekt

BandJazzR&B

"a soulful ensemble of jazz, on a melodic R&B vibe, laced with a grooved down hip hop back beat."

Biography

No, he's not a "DJ", that is his name! DJ Williams was born in Plainfield, NJ and grew up in Richmond, VA and started to hit the music scene at 16 years old. A ground breaking instrumentalist and self-taught guitarist has established a unique sound in acoustic & electric guitar. Donald Jeffrey Ilory Williams, Jr. started to play the piano at just 4 years old and along the way picked up the guitar, the bass, drums, and clarinet and became quite proficient at all of them. Now DJ is amazing crowds everywhere with his guitar wizardry backed up by his 5 piece "Projekt".

The last several years have been very productive for DJ Williams as he got the chance to play up and down the east coast, sharing the stage with Umphrey's Mcgee, Keller Williams, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Lake Trout, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Marc Broussard, Citizen Cope, Perpetual Groove, Benevento/ Russo Duo, Melvin Sparks, John Legend, playing the Moon Music Showcase in New York, just to name a few. He has completed two solo albums, “Time In A Teapot” (2002) and “More On The Inside” (2003) as well as collaborations with other musicians on albums for local bands. Currently, DJ has just finished a collaborative album with a trio called the DJ Williams Projekt which has now evolved into a quintet. Richmond is still his main headquarters where he has developed a very strong following here and the surrounding cities. “I just hope to keep expanding and sharing what I believe is a new kind of sound that is progressive and always full of surprises.”

Check these guys out at prestigous festivals like Florida's Langerado, California's High Sierra, Virginia's Floyd Fest and Haymaker Fest, and North Carolina's Long running Smile Fest, the popular All Good Festival or at a venue in your town!

New Album "Projekt Management" out on Harmonized Records!

Discography

Time In A Teapot (2002)
More On the Inside (2003)
Wrong Notes Write (2004)
Projekt Management (summer 2005)

Set List

Set list includes all originals with the occasional tease of a cover. Sets range from 1-4 hours