Al Williams wins another WAMMIE Award! 

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! 

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…

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2009 Washington Area Music Awards 

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 

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 

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, Amazon.com 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 

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) ChicosRadio.com, 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…

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Pacific Coast Jazz 

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 

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! Al