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Steve Williamson

Born 28 June 1964.
Steve Williamson

Biography

Steve Williamson (born 28 June 1964 in London) is an English saxophonist and composer.(tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, keyboard and composition).

Steve Williamson began playing saxophone at the age of 16 and started his career playing in Reggae bands (Misty in Roots). In 1984 and 1985 he studied at London's Guildhall School of Music. At the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday open-air festival in 1988 he played alongside Courtney Pine in Wembley Stadium and afterwards was a constant presence at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. He was member of Louis Moholo's Viva La Black (1988) and of Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (1990). During the 1990s he led his own band and appeared in projects of Iain Ballamy, Maceo Parker, Bheki Mseleku, US3, and Graham Haynes.

In 1990 Williamson released his first album A Waltz for Grace with Verve, featuring vocalist Abbey Lincoln. In 1992 he released his second album Rhyme Time, followed by Journey to Truth in 1994, featuring Cassandra Wilson.

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