Director of Jazz Big Band

Jazz educator Gregory Williams has nearly a quarter of a century of experience in the classroom serving diverse student populations. As a professional musician, composer, arranger, and copyist, Williams has toured and recorded with notable artists including Marcus Roberts, Eric Reed, Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, Elvin Jones, Wycliff Gordon, Tim Warfield, and Terell Stafford. Awarded the 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 Educator of the Year Award by the Plainfield Public Schools, his students have received recognition in dozens of festivals and competitions, including a superior rating and best rhythm section award at the 2013 New Jersey Association for Jazz Education State Final Jazz Festival.