Charles D. Williams is a Kansas City musician, pianist, former trombonist, band leader, private piano instructor, producer, writer, and clinician/educator. Charles is current pianist for the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and has been since its beginning in 2003. As a performer, Charles plays at many local venues with his own trio, and has accompanied many local vocalist. Mr. Williams is very dedicated to supporting the American Jazz Museum & Blue Room, and was recently added to the AJM Board.
Artist Mr. Williams has backed include, Ernie Andrews, Houston Person, Harold Jones, Clark Terry, Randy Brecker, Bobby Watson, Deborah Brown, Ann Hampton Callaway, New York Voices, Wycliffe Gordon, The Four Freshmen, Cannonball & Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Benny Golsen, and many more. Charles has an Associate in Arts Degree (Penn Valley CC, and also studied at the UMKC Conservatory.