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Oscar Williams Jr. is a classically trained pianist with a degree for the University of MO - St. Louis and currently obtaining his Master in Music Composition from the Southern Methodist University. He has served in several roles of the music industry as music director, conductor or song writer for such organizations as: St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Unity Ensemble, Saint Louis University Theater Department, Golden Gospel Singers of Harlem, NY, Dallas Black Academy of Arts and Letters and many others.
As a well accomplished and decorated pianist with styles ranging from Classical music, Jazz, Gospel, Ragtime and Broadway, he holds many prestigious awards and honors and has performed before vast audiences including Pope John Paul II, performances at the White House and continuous demand performances in Europe. He has toured extensively throughout Jamaica, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France and Austria performing his own music and also serving as vocal coach and contractor for European pop singer Elisa. He has shared the stage with such artist as; Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Lauren Hill, Kirk Franklin, Richard Smallwood, Clifton Davis and many more.
Oscar Williams was selected as 1 of 10 bands from around the country to serve in a program called Rhythm Road, a program sponsored by the US States Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center. This program is designed to send the best musicians over as representatives of American-based music, to teach, perform and promote their genre while also helping US relationships with these countries. This tour took him to Cyprus, Lebanon, Poland and Romania performing for the US Embassies and the Ambassadors and also master classes and ecumenical services. Oscar will also be giving concerts at the National Geographic Center in Washington, DC.
We welcome this incredibly talented national recording artist to the NiACOM Platform, "Expressions".
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