Jay Williams is no stranger to the Gospel, Jazz & R&B community. With a little over 3 decades of experience, Jay combines fine technique, professionalism, structure and discipline to the God-given art of drumming he has been blessed.
Jay started playing drums at the tender age of 3, along side his dad the late Judge Williams, Sr. who was a phenomenal organist in the Washington D.C. area. Playing in Church helped cultivate his sense of music and love for the drums. It wasn’t long after Jay took interest in exploring other styles of music, his interest grew to appreciate styles like Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin, and Country.
By the age of 18yrs., Jay found himself professionally working in the Washington, DC vibrant music scene. Jay’s passion, hard work & dedication along with his experience eventually led up to him professionally working with numerous main stream artist around the world.
Jay’s versatile yet flexible gift has gained him local, national and international media coverage, as well as the opportunity to illustrate his art of drumming during National conventions. Jay has been viewed by many on various televised shows featured on BET, MTV, The Word Network, Mega Hertz, WHUR Christmas DVD Special and other local televised stations. Jay has also performed in countless venues throughout the country and abroad.
Jay also received recognition as Co-Producer for the 2009 3 time Stellar-Award nominated CD “The John Tillery Project”.
If you would ask Jay “What does he love most about his music career?” He would tell you, “I love playing music, I believe music is healing to all… “I love to see how music make people feel, the smile on there face is priceless.”