Kansas City Jazz and Heritage Festival > 7 pm > Charles Williams and Genre featuring Baby Lee

Charles Williams and Genre featuring Baby Lee

May 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Blue Room Stage

Charles Williams

Charles Williams and Genre featuring Baby Lee

Charles D. Williams is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Williams has played piano for over 40 years. He studied under Mr. Leon Brady at Sumner High School and supplemented this training with musical studies under the tutelage of the late Mr. Reginald Buckner.Mr. Williams was a member of the award-winning Sumner Jazz Band that also attended the Paris International Jazz festival in Paris France in 1972, and was auspiciously judged to be “the best High School Band in the World.”

Today, Mr. Williams performs with his own ensembles; while also serving as the pianist for both, the Louis Neal Orchestra (Louis Neal, director) and The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (Jim Mair, director); and, he also performs regularly as keyboardist with widely renowned singer, Ida McBeth. In the supplemental areas of music education, community service and artistic outreach, Mr. Williams has established a Keyboard Academy where he teaches students to play keyboard during various weekly music instruction programs.

Baby Lee, a versatile vocalist and songwriter was born in Jamaica Queens, NY and she has performed both as a lead vocalist as well as a backing vocalist for Norman Brown, Kevon Edmonds, Patti LaBelle, LJ Reynolds, Sean T, Shooting Star, and many others.

She has toured with countless recording artists nationally and internationally.  She is the voice on commercial jingles like Alaskan Fur, Walmart and Price Chopper.

Baby currently resides and performs in Atlanta, Ga as well as nationally.


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