Enjoying The Music Of Cole Williams

2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Performer
May 2nd, 12:40 pm


Described by HuffPost as having “the heart of Bob Marley, soul of Sam Cooke and grit of Etta James”, The Cole Williams Band (CWB) is a message-filled collective founded by Lead Singer/Producer/WWOZ host/Activist, Cole Williams’ in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.As Williams leads on vocals, piano, and percussion, The Cole Williams Band’s sound stays rooted in the tradition of Niina Simone and Gil Scott-Heron, creating songs that reflect the everyday experiences and hopes of poor people around the world. Their song, “Give Power to the People '' is “a sharp soul-jazz jam, overflowing with heart and conscience” and an anthem for Houseless and poor people struggling to make sense of this pivotal and hopeful moment.The CWB has opened for India. Arie, Lauryn Hill, Emily King, and Ozomatli among others. With performances at iconic venues such as The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, French Quarter Festival, Blue Note, Maple Leaf Bar, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar, BAM Cafe, C’mon Everybody, World Cafe Live, House Of Blues and The Mint L.A.
Melding all the colors of soul, gospel, R&B, reggae, and blues, the bedrock of The Cole Williams Band’s music continues to be inspired by Civil Rights veterans Ella Baker and Curtis Muhammad.


SONG PREMIERE: Cole Williams Band Offer Powerful Take on Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come”

The Cole Williams Band demand your attention with ‘Give Power To The People

Cole Williams Band at French Quarter Festival

The Cole Williams Band performs 'Little Me' live at WWOZ



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Cole Williams - Give Power To The People Coasters

"Give Power To The People" Ceramic Coasters (set of four)

“The Message”

“88 Live At Sweet Sounds Studio”

“Give Power To The People”

“A Change is Gonna Come”
In-Studio Recording

“Live At The Prime Example”
(Live Album)



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Music Licensing
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