Jazz Ensemble

The Williams Jazz Quartet

WMakesJazz-72This group of young Williams musicians have a thing or two to say in their own special jazz idiom. The group does some of its own composing and arranging and always has a refreshing take on the standards. The Williams Jazz Quartet includes standout jazz musicians Jonathan Dely ’15, trumpet; Gregory Ferland ’16, bass; Brian Levine ’16, drums; Taylor Halperin ’14 piano. Coach and mentor of this group is Avery Sharpe, who is an Artist Associate in Jazz Bass, and Jazz Coach at Williams College. Mr. Sharpe is a renowned bass player who has performed with such jazz legends as McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, and Art Blakey, just to name a few.