James Williams, pianist, leading performer, arranger, composer, Director of Jazz Studies at William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J. and a resident of Brooklyn, New York, died July 20, 2004, at age 53 of cancer of the liver. James was a wonderful young man and a friend of ours.
James was the cover subject of the last print edition of Jazz Now on the Volume 9, Number 10, March 2000 issue.
Ben Ratliff of the New York Times wrote the obituary article in the July 21, 2004 New York Times and it can be seen at: www.nytimes.com/2004/07/21/obituaries.
There is a James Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund at Williams Patterson University. You may participate by sending your check to:
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