Biography

Mike Williams is the lead trumpet player of the world famous Count Basie Orchestra, and he is now on his 24th year with the band. Mike started playing the trumpet at the age of 13, and his love of the instrument continued throughout college earning him a degree of Bachelor of Music Education at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he studied with Dr. J. Robert Smith. He became Director of Bands at his Alma Mater, Northwood Jr-Sr High School near Shreveport where he taught for three years as well as performing with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony, and the Long View Symphony during this time.

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P. Mauriat trumpet line at the ITG conference 2012 + Interview with Mike Williams

Upcoming Events

Gull Lake Jazz Orch-Gull Lake Country Club

Date: 30 July 2017, Time: 4:00 PM

Location: USA, Kalamazoo, MI


Oxford HS, Band Clinic

Date: 31 July 2017, Time: 12:00 PM

End Date: 02 August 2017, Time: 3:00 PM

Location: USA, Oxford, MI


Latest Events

UAM Jazz Band Camp

Date: 14 July 2017

End Date: 23 July 2017

Location: USA, Monticello, AR


Mike Williams w/ Jazz Trail Big Band

Date: 26 December 2013

End Date: 26 December 2013

Location: USA, Midland, Mi