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Meet National Recording Artist and Jazz Keyboardist William Green

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William Green / Photo: Angela P. Moore

*National Recording Artist & Jazz Pianist William Green releases his latest CD, “Mind Rush”,  and celebrates 40 years in the music industry with his performance on July 11, 2018, at City Winery Atlanta, located at 650 North Avenue #201, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA.  Green’s music is available to purchase @, and many other digital outlets.

Green, one of Atlanta’s most-celebrated musicians, composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer is known to deliver funky, upbeat, soulful and contemporary jazz sounds, but what some may not know is this jazzy crooner  possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of  contemporary jazz and soul.

Often compared to the likes of Joe Sample, Donny Hathaway, and George Duke, his jazzy and soulful music is timeless.

“I pride myself on creating timeless music that can be shared with the world for a lifetime,” says Green.  It’s important to me to create timeless music because of recognizing the lack of musical integrity that now exists in the music industry.”

With an impressive portfolio that reads like “Who’s Who in Jazz”, the Chicago native has showcased his charismatic charm and keyboard mastery with audiences around the world (Japan, Europe, Africa), while performing nationally with acclaimed artists such as Boney James, Tom Brown, Earl Klugh, Mindi Abair, Peabo Bryson, Cameo, Valerie Simpson, Kenny Lattimore, Melba Moore, Jennifer Holiday, Jean Carne, the sons of Otis Redding (military tour), BB King All-Star Band and Curtis Mayfield.  He also had the privilege of appearing with Susan Tedeschi as the opening act for the Rolling Stones and opened for Spyro Gyra and The YellowJackets.  Green has performed at the Capital Jazz Festival and the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

In addition, he was co-host of the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival Jam Session.

With four decades of creating music and four albums later, Green’s new album, “Mind Rush” is filled with love, hope, romance and inspiration. He is known to cross musical boundaries by combining different genres of music. “Fans can expect a combination of contemporary jazz, soul and gospel, mixed to provide music that is motivating for the mind, body and soul,” says Green.  In addition, you can experience Green’s vocals. The CD includes great songs such as the title track “Mind Rush”, “FYI”, “Make it Do” (What it Don’t), “Eternity”, “Todah” (Thanksgiving), “Walk in Light”, “Driving in Rain” and more.  Green’s spirituality shines through on this project.

The soulful and contemporary jazz album is sure to impress r&b/soul/jazz and inspirational music lovers and receive airplay from terrestrial, internet and satellite radio stations worldwide. This well-written and produced album has something for everyone.  Some of Green’s jazz comradeliest that join him on the album include Melvin “Melly” Baldwin, Joe Gransden, James “PJ” Spraggins, Anthony Papamichael, Kelly O’Neal, George Rhone, Aaron “Mudbone” Turner, Adeyemi “YemiConga” Adebesin, and many others.  Background vocals include Regina Troupe and up & coming vocalist Karen Bryant.  The project was recorded at Sound Resort Studios in Atlanta. Recording Engineers included Dwayne Kelly & George Kelly, Jr.

In fact, Green’s impressive artistry has afforded him the opportunity to write and produce all four CDs: his debut CD, “Magic Dream” (2004), “Green Valley” (2006), “Music 4 Life” (2010) and his latest CD, “Mind Rush” (2018) on his own label, Magic Dream Records.  The sophomore CD, “Green Valley”, featured multi-Grammy, award-winning Jazz artist Boney James on the track, “Lakeshore Drive” (L.S.D.).  He has also written and produced for numerous artists.

Green’s love affair with music was obvious at an early age. “I’m passionate about the piano because it provides me a mental and emotional outlet to express my feelings regarding life.  I’m passionate about music because of how it affects the people I perform to, as well as me.

The son of a Baptist Minister and a mother who sang background for Mahalia Jackson, Green and his five siblings would re-create the entire church service around the family piano, where he would act as the music director. “I knew when I was 11 or 12-years-old that I wanted to be a professional musician.  I started playing the piano when I was 7-years-old. My family had a piano. The piano was purchased for the enjoyment of the family. However, I was the only person in the family that gravitated to the piano.  My mom and her sisters use to sing background for Mahalia Jackson. My mother was a significant influence in me learning how to play the piano,” says Green. He also plays the electric bass and Hammond B3 Organ.

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