On most Wednesday evenings we like to feature local Jazz musicians. Join us for dinner Wednesday, August 21st , kick back and listen to Shawn Simon on bass and the ‘legendary’ Tom Willams on trumpet.
A graduate of the East Carolina and Towson University jazz programs, Shawn Simon is a sought-after bassist on the East Coast traditional jazz and popular music circuit. Currently on the faculty at Loyola University, he has had the privilege to perform with a variety of jazz artists, including Terrell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Warren Wolf, William Goffigan, and Nicholas Payton.
Tom Williams: After matriculating at Towson State University, Tom joined the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra, under the direction of Mercer Ellington, with whom he played the national tour of the Broadway smash “Sophisticated Ladies”, also touring Japan with the road company. In 1987 he enlisted in the US Army and served 8 years as a featured soloist with the “Jazz Ambassadors” and “Army Blues ”jazz ensembles. In 1991 he was a finalist and 2nd place winner in the first Louis Armstrong International. Jazz Trumpet Competition sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.