03.23.19Fred Hersch "Leaves of Grass"

Spring '19 performances of "Leaves of Grass" with Fred Hersch Ensemble (featuring Kate McGarry & Kurt Elling) at Berklee School of Music, Boston plus venues in North Carolina & Virginia. Check ITINERARY page for details.

02.07.19CD release concerts w/ Brazilian pianist/composer Carmen Sandim

Concerts in Denver/Boulder CO celebrating the CD release of Carmen Sandim (see ITINERARY page for details).

12.06.18CD release tour w/Art Lande, Khabu Doug Young

Live performances in New Mexico & Colorado celebrating a new CD release of this trio (see ITINERARY page for details):
Art Lande - piano
Khabu Doug Young - guitars
Bruce Williamson - sax & woodwinds

05.19.17with Fred Hersch at Lincoln Center in September

On September 15-16, 2017 at Lincoln Center NYC, I will be performing with the Fred Hersch Ensemble, recreating the music Fred composed for his 2005 "Leaves of Grass" project (a recording on Palmetto Records with a premiere performance at Carnegie Hall, followed by a tour of various U.S. cities). Excerpts from Walt Whitman's landmark poem are beautifully sung and spoken by stellar vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry, accompanied by an 8-piece ensemble including John Hollenbeck, Tony Malaby and others.


6 chances to hear Bruce & Art play DUO in the NorthEast during the week of September 15th - 21st (NY, MA, VT).

12.08.14Tour de France - December \'14

One week tour in France ... concerts, jazz clubs and masterclasses.

Bruce Williamson- saxophone
Emil Spanyi - piano
Jean Bardy - bass
Andrea Micheluti - drums

09.08.14Taymor/Goldenthal "Midsummer Night's Dream" film released

Hear Bruce on Elliot Goldenthal's soundtrack to this Julie Taymor film version of one of Shakespeare's most popular and beloved comedies. World Premier at Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8th, 2014. Click below to watch trailer.

09.05.14Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale" at Delacorte Theater in NYC's Central Park

As part of Public Theater's "Shakespeare In The Park" series, Public Works will feature cameo performances of Bruce and the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band in their production of "A Winter's Tale". Directed by Lear deBessonet and music by Todd Almond.

07.30.14Art Lande Quartet

July 30th, 2014
66 Park Ave. and E. 38th St., NYC
2 sets: 8pm and 10pm

Art Lande - piano
Bruce Williamson - sax & woodwinds
Dean Johnson - bass
Tony Moreno - drums


This is our third time presenting music as a chamber trio.
Various venues in Northern California -- and we went into the studio to record some material. Stay tuned for "finished product".

04.03.13Art Lande Quartet - East Coast Tour

Week-long tour w/ jazz pianist Art Lande, including concerts in Pennsylvania, upstate NY and at the Kitano in NYC (4/10).
Art Lande - piano
Bruce Williamson - sax & woodwinds
Dean Johnson - bass
Tony Moreno - drums

03.02.13Fred Hersch Ensemble: My Coma Dreams

at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC.

05.20.12American Ballet "Romeo & Juliet" at Lincoln Center

From June 14-20 Bruce will be playing saxophone with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, performing Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" (choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillanat) at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NYC.

05.15.11new duo CD with Debbie Poyes

New CD with pianist Debbie Poryes, "Two and Fro" has been released on OA2 Records and is getting wonderful reviews.


Upcoming concerts with ART LANDE (piano) and PAUL McCANDLESS (saxophone-woodwinds) ... April 14-19. Go to Itinerary page.

08.20.10new CD is here !!

Bruce's new CD "Standard Transmission" on Origin Records is now available at this website, Amazon, iTunes and other outlets. This quartet outing (featuring pianist Art Lande) offers fresh, original approaches to some well-loved jazz standards.

07.01.10"The Tempest" - new Julie Taymor film

Bruce can be heard playing saxophones on the sountrack for a new film adaption of Shakespeare's "The Tempest", directed by Julie Taymor and music composed by Elliot Goldenthal. Release date - December 2010.

06.10.10Bill T. Jones documentary

Bruce can be heard playing saxophone on the HBO series "Masterclass" - Season 1, Episode 7, a documentary on choreographer Bill T. Jones; music by Wendy Blackstone. Original Air Date: 13 June 2010 - HBO

11.01.09"Public Enemies" soundtrack

Bruce can be heard playing saxophones on Elliot Goldenthal's soundtrack for the movie "Public Enemies" (directed by Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp) ... check out the slow version of "Bye Bye Blackbird", sung by jazz vocalist Diana Krall (arranged by Goldenthal).