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Al Williams wins another WAMMIE Award! - March 1, 2011

Al Williams would like to thank all the members of the Washington Area Music Association for voting him 2010 Best Jazz Instrumentalist. This is Al's fourth WAMMIE Award. He's thankful for the honor and wants to congratulate all the other winners and nominees.

Heart Song wins WAMMIE Award! - February 17, 2009

Congratulations to Pacific Coast Jazz recording artist Al Williams III and all of our friends who worked on the Heart Song CD. Al found himself holding a WAMMIE trophy once again at the 23rd Annual Washington Area Music Awards on Sunday, February 15. Heart Song won for Best Jazz Recording of the year! It was an exciting night at the jam-packed State Theatre, and it was a great honor to be chosen by industry executives and fellow musicians at this annual event sponsored by the Washington Area Music Association and BMI. This is Al’s third WAMMIE award. He is thankful for the honor and sends out congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!

2009 Washington Area Music Awards - January 13, 2009

The Washington Area Music Association has just released it's nominations for 2009 awards. Al and his Heart Song CD received six nominations:

Jazz Recording
Jazz Instrumentalist
Musician of the Year
Album of the Year
Record Design
Website Design

Congratulations, Al! The WAMMIE Awards show is Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Inaugural Ball, January 20th - January 10, 2009

Check out the Calendar link for more information on Al's gig at the 2009 Books and Bytes Inaugural Ball at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill. Presented by The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the primary coalition of leading education and industry organizations promoting the role of technology in teaching and learning. Honorees are Senator Ted Kennedy and George Lucas.

Heart Song in Stores - September 8, 2008

Pacific Coast Jazz and Al are pleased to let you know that as of September 2, Heart Song is available at Borders, Barnes and Noble, and all major outlets. If you don't find it on the shelves, ask at the information desk. It is also available for digital downloads from iTunes and all major distributors. Thanks, PCJ!

If you are interested in digital downloads of the two older CD's, it can be done from my CD Baby page through the Buy link. Happy listening!

Radio Stations - September 5, 2008

The following stations are currently playing one or more songs from the Heart Song CD. If one of them is in your town, please support them by listening - and say hi to them for me!
Blue Plate Radio (internet)
Boomer Radio (internet), Mobile, HI
Jazz Cafe (internet)
CHRW London, Ontario
CIWV, Ontario, Canada
DMX Music
Dream 106.7, Philippines
George FM, New Zealand
KASU, State Univ., AR
KCCK, Cedar Rapids, IA
KCOZ, Pt. Lookout, MO
KECG, Oakland, CA
KEDM, Monroe, LA
KJLU, Jefferson City, MO
KOKY, Little Rock, AR
KPVL, Elgin, IL
KQXT, San Antonio, TX
KRBB, Wichita, KS
KRFP Radio Free Berlin
KSHK, Kapaa, HI
KTSU, Houston, TX
KUAP, Little Rock, AR
KUNV, Las Vegas, NV
KUR, Kutztown, PA
KVIL, Dallas, TX
KXPT, Las Vegas, NV
KYSJ, Coos Bay, OR
KYTE, Newport, OR
Music Choice
Radio IO Smooth Jazz
SmoothSoul online
Serius FM, satellite
Sky.FM, London
Jazz Radio, Glen Gardner, NJ
The Jazz Suite
The Studio Suite
The Urban Journal
WAJM, Loganville, GA
WBCP, Urbana, IL
WBRH, Corinth, TX
WBZC, Burlington, NJ
WCHG, Hot Springs, VA
WCLK, Atlanta, GA
WFSS, Fayetteville, NC
WGRV, Palm Bay, FL
WHDD, Sharon, CT
WINR, Missouri City. TX
WITD, Jersey City, NJ
WJAB, Huntsville, AL
WLRQ, Dalton, MA
WMLX, Lima, OH
WNAA, Greensboro, NC
WNHU, West Haven, CT
WQAR, Malta, NY
WQJC, Quincy, IL
WQTQ, Hartford, CT
WRFN, Mt. Juliet, TN
WRTC, Hartford, CT
WSCA, Portsmouth, NH
WSGE, Dallas, NC
WSHA, Raleigh, NC
WTCC, Springfield, MA
WTUL, Baton Rouge, LA
WVAS, Montgomery, AL
WVOD, Nags Head, NC
WVSU, Birmingham, AL
WXJZ, Gainesville, FL
WXRJ, Bloomington, IL

Pacific Coast Jazz - June 14, 2008

Great news! Just yesterday I signed with Pacific Coast Jazz for distrbution, radio, Internet sales and promotions of Heart Song. It will be available soon on Amazon and iTunes and in stores in September. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all the support! Hope to see you soon.

News from Al - March 7, 2008

Hey everybody! Thanks for coming out to Blues Alley. It was a fantastic night. The band was amazing and the turnout was beyond our wildest dreams. We're working on getting some airplay for Heart Song and if you have a favorite smooth jazz station or website, drop me an email and I'll check it out. Hope to see you soon!

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