Kemp strings are really fun to play – they feel and sound great, and the equal sensitivity for bending opens up all kinds of new creative possibilities!Joe Williamson
Having been awarded the title of Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year in June 2018, Joe Williamson has been hailed as “a crucial contributor to the bands that define the Scottish jazz scene’s current strength” (The Herald). Hailing from the North East of England, Joe is now resident in Glasgow, where he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with first-class honours. Joe is a member of Graham Costello’s Strata, a genre-defying sextet recently nominated for Scottish Album of The Year, and leads his own groups Animal Society and Square One, winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2015.
YOUNG SCOTTISH JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2018
Nominated for ‘BEST INSTRUMENTALIST’ – Scottish Jazz Awards 2019
ANIMAL SOCIETY ”Modern Jazz With a Heavy Rock Edge” – BBC Radio Scotland
http://bit.ly/AS_EPbc [‘RISE’ EP on Bandcamp]
http://bit.ly/RISEep_LINKS [Links for streaming full EP]
GRAHAM COSTELLO’S STRATA“Hypnotic, mesmerising…frankly thrilling” – The Times