Bruce is currently Adjunct Professor at Julliard School of Music, New York. Bruce Williams hails from Washington, D.C. and has performed, toured and recorded with a long roster of jazz legends such as: Little Jimmy Scott, Frank Foster, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Stanley Cowell, Louis Smith, Cecil Brooks III, The Count Basie Orchestra, The World Saxophone Quartet, Russell Gunn, Curtis Fuller, and Roy Hargrove, to name just a few. Bruce is a versatile saxophonist who is currently the newest and youngest member of the internationally recognized jazz group, “The World Saxophone Quartet,” as well as a member of a newly founded group by legendary drummer Ben Riley, the “Thelonious Monk Legacy Septet.”
In addition to Bruce’s playing, he is a jazz educator and mentor to many young jazz musicians. Bruce is currently a teaching artist at JazzHouse kids, an adjunct professor of saxophone at Bard College, and an ensemble coach at Julliard Conservatory Jazz department. In addition, Bruce has served as a adjunct saxophone instructor at both the New School for Social Research (Mannes School of Music) in NYC and Princeton University in New Jersey. Bruce has given master classes at Ohio State, Iowa State, The Jazz Institute of New Jersey, The University of the District of Columbia, Princeton University, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center “Jazz For Teens” program, and the Paris Conservatory in France. Most recently, Bruce came out with his new C.D., “Private Thoughts,” under the Passin’ Thru label owned by Oliver Lake.
Bruce performed with Lionel Hampton from 1991-1993.