The Leelanau Community Cultural Center welcomes back The B. Williams Experiment to the Old Art Building on May 18, 2018 @ 8pm. A regular at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, The BWE made its debut at the Old Art Building in 2015. The audience and the band loved it so much they have returned every year. Do not wait— Limited seating/cash bar. The OAB will transform into a nightclub, featuring Brandon Williams on the drums, Tony Gordon on keyboards, Lavon McPherson on bass, and Jeff Ponders on sax.
Tickets are $20 available at MyNorthTickets.com or by calling 231-256-2131. (cash bar)
Detroit bred Brandon Williams’ life has always included music in some capacity,
first as a listener, then as a musician, and ultimately as a producer. He is a musical architect that is quickly making his name and stake as a front-runner in the music industry. On the music scene since he was 12, Brandon William’s career is astonishing. A direct protégé of Grammy and Billboard super producer Michael J. Powell, he is a powerhouse of musical knowledge and ability, receiving request to perform, engineer, MD, arrange and produce around the clock. Known as one of the premiere drummers on Detroit’s live music scene, he is also known for being one of the “go-to music guys” because of his ability to play numerous instruments and his versatile repertoire. In 2009, he collaborated with Vickie Winans on “How I Got Over” the album was nominated for 9 Stellar Awards (winning one) and a Grammy Award. In 2010 “How I Got Over” was nominated for a NAACP Image Award.
As a producer, he has lent his hand to such artists as; Janet Jackson, Pharoahe Monch, Bobby Creekwater, Vickie Winans, Jadakiss, Lin Rountree, Anita Baker, Jay Electronica, Jeymes Samuel, Ryan Leslie, and has also recorded with Stevie Wonder. His music has also been featured in numerous commercials for AT&T and Honda.
As an artist Williams has performed, opened for, and toured alongside some of the industry’s finest including; Talib Kweli, Morris Day and The Time, Kim Burrell, Mike Phillips, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, The Isley Brothers, Johnny O’Neal, George Duke, Norman Brown, Wyclef Jean, Raheem DeVaughn, Martha Reeves and Jonathan Butler just to name a few. Along with national tours, B. has also graced the stages of all of Detroit’s premier venues and clubs including; The Fox Theatre, Chene Park, Freedom Hill, Detroit Opera House, Hart Plaza, The Music Hall, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Key Club, and Bert’s Jazz Marketplace.
In his own words- “I want people to know I’m a ‘real’ producer… not just a beatmaker. I’m striving to be among the people that bring good music to the forefront. Real good, feel good, life-altering, soul healing music is what I’m about.”
This concert is sponsored in part by Leelanau Community Cultural Center and the Edmund F & Virginia B Ball Foundation.