Jazz Ensemble

The Williams Jazz Sextet

This 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 Sextet consists of Jonathan Dely ’15, trumpet; Andrew Quinn ’13, tenor saxophone; Taylor Halperin ’14, piano; Daniel Schwartz ’13, guitar; Gregory Ferland ’16, bass; Brian Levine ’16, drums. Coach and mentor of this group is Avery Sharpe, who is a Sterling Brown ’22 Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence in Music & 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.

The Williams Jazz Sextet

  • Jonathan Dely ’15, trumpet
  • Andrew Quinn ’13, tenor saxophone
  • Taylor Halperin ’14, piano
  • Daniel Schwartz ’13, guitar
  • Gregory Ferland ’16, bass
  • Brian Levine ’16, drums