Kate Williams leads her own trio, quartet, quintet, and septet. After the release of her CD ‘Made Up’ late in 2011, the septet was nominated for ensemble of the year at the 2012 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Kate’s most recent release is ‘Smoke And Mirrors’, a live duo CD with tenor legend Bobby Wellins.
She is a member of Chris Biscoe’s “Mingus Moves”, has recorded with vocalists Georgia Mancio (for whom she has also composed and arranged) and Juliet Kelly, as well as performing with many other leading UK artists including Stan Sulzmann, Nikki Iles, John Etheridge, Karen Sharp, and Anita Wardell.
“A worthy addition to the ranks of British jazz composer-pianists, Kate Williams has the knack of making a simple trio or quartet sound much bigger. She does this not by creating sound or fury, but through a wonderful ever-changing variety of harmony and texture.” The Observer
“A superbly lucid and inventive pianist and composer.” Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2
“I think we’re going to hear far more from Kate Williams in the future.” Claire Martin, BBC Radio 3
“Made Up is a striking summation and reflection of Kate Williams’ singular gifts… she stretches to a seven-piece for her fourth album and the expanded palette of sounds is a thrilling vehicle for her evolving and unusual musical imagination. The playing is first-class throughout with drummer Tristan Mailliot particularly in tune with every nuance of Williams’ tumbling invention.”Chris Ingham, Mojo, Sept 2011