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K. Leander Williams

K. Leander Williams has written about music and the arts for a variety of publications, among them Time Out New York, The New York Times, The Nation, and Down Beat

Articles by K. Leander Williams

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra is joined by George Coleman and Harold Mabern for a tribute to Memphis.
Juilliard Jazz hosts many exemplary professional musicians, but it’s hard to imagine one who better fits Jazz’s vision than Paquito D’Rivera, who performs with student ...
Jonathan Batiste plays a transplanted musician not unlike himself in "Treme," the hit HBO series about New Orleans.
Ron Carter, considered by many to be the dean of bass players, will be feted at a star-studded concert honoring his life in music. Proceeds ...
The immediate world beyond the conservatory consists of the hard work of building a reputation in more established groups, which is probably why the first-ever ...
Celebrated arranger, composer, and saxist Jimmy Heath looks back to a storied life and forward to leading a Juilliard Jazz Orchestra show.
Juilliard Jazz Orchestra guest conductor Bill Charlap on the legacy of Gerry Mulligan, a midwife at the birth of jazz’s “cool school.”
Trumpeter and voice of Caribbean culture Etienne Charles returns to Juilliard to lead the Jazz Orchestra in music by the late, great Oliver Nelson.
Drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach—subjects of a Juilliard concert—were integral to the expansion of jazz.
New Orleans clarinetist leads the Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in music by Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver.