Multi-reed player, Al Williams has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for his graceful, melodic style on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, in addition to alto and C flutes. JAZZTIMES noted the ‘Poetic Beauty’ of his saxophone solos. Dividing his time among his contemporary jazz band, his jazz trio, session work, and private teaching, Al is one of Washington, DC’s most highly regarded musicians. A graduate of the Philadelphia Musical Academy, Al studied bassoon with Ferdinand Delnegro and flute with John Krell of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has been an Instructor with Contemporary Music Center since 2003, helping his students consistently win competitions, perform well in auditions, and receive high placements in the areas top bands.