july, 2016

sun17jul7:27 pm11:00 pmRICKY WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY BASH7:27 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

RICKY WILLIAMS
From NYC, blind since 6 learned to play piano with the help of Valerie Capers ( also blind)
Owned my own studio and played at some of the most famous Jazz Clubs in NYC. The Vanguard, Apollo, Village Gate, Blue Note, Count Basie’s etc.
I have over 1500 original compositions and recorded them using the music software “Logic” The same one Stevie Wonder uses. I have worked with Stevie on Superstition and the LP “Stevie Wonder Songbook” and sat in on many sessions at the Record Plant and Electric Lady studios . Some of my other credits include recording and playing with the great Ben E King, Bette Midler, Temptations, Roy Ayres, Peter Nero, Patti LaBelle and a Coors & Snickers commercial w Luther Vandross,
I play Piano, Drums, Guitar & Bass. Songwriter, Singer, Arrangements & Composer appearing with bands and as a single performing the songs he’s created track by track independently including covers and originals. The Forge, an icon on Miami Beach was his home for eleven years, one of the longest running shows in South Florida. He has performed at the Seminole Hardrock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on numerous occasions. As a singer & songwriter, his mix of Smooth Jazz, R&B and Soul has stirred deep feelings among his fans who keep coming back for more. He has performed before such stars as Don King, Rick James, Barry Gibb, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson & Prince private VIP Parties. Brought up in New York City, proved to be fertile ground for his music. Blind since 6 years old, he started his career at 9 on the drums, then began playing the piano at 14 with lessons from blind artist Valerie Capers. The genesis of his music career was really blessed when he was booked at such notable clubs as The Village Gate in Greenwich Village, The New Cotton Club and many after hour clubs in New York City. To his many credits, he wrote “Misty Morning” for Ollie Woodson’s album, one of the original Temptations. He played Clavinet for Super Star Bennie King for his album “Super Natural”. Ricky has played with Bette Midler, Peter Niro, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, and he did a commercial with Luther Vandross. Ricky was at Electric Lady Studio during the recording of many of Stevie Wonders compositions and played on Stevie Wonders Soundbook.
Bookings 305-741-8880

Time

(Sunday) 7:27 pm - 11:00 pm

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