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Mike Williams

Jesse Russell

Published April 25th 2012
ISBN : 9785512806777
Paperback
104 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mike Williams is an American jazz and big band trumpeter residing in Lapeer, Michigan. He is most noted as the lead trumpeter for the Count Basie Orchestra, an esteemed chair which he has held withoutMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mike Williams is an American jazz and big band trumpeter residing in Lapeer, Michigan. He is most noted as the lead trumpeter for the Count Basie Orchestra, an esteemed chair which he has held without interruption for more than 21 years. Mike can be heard on numerous Count Basie Orchestra recordings (some of them Grammy Award winners), including the recent Basie Is Back (recorded live in Japan) and the Grammy nominated Ray Sings, Basie Swings, on which he was a featured soloist. As a member of the Basie Band, he has performed in all 50 states and 40 countries with such notable names as Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett and Diane Schuur.