The King of Beats: A Tribute to J Dilla by Brant Williams
Guitarist, pianist and composer Brant Williams (b. 1988, Wesbster City, IA) graduated from Iowa State University in spring 2011, earning a B.A. in psychology. Williams has studied jazz and composition with John Albaugh (Guitar Institute in Hollywood), Dan Schwindt (Denver University), Tony Monaco and Fareed Haque (University of Chicago) as well as taken private lessons with Dweezil Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa), Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy) and Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy/Forq).
Since 2009, Brant has been teaching students of all ages throughout multiple states, and has played many styles — including Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Punk, Classical — professionally for over 10 years, touring nationally. Brant is currently crafting new music in several groups: notably all star funk group Judo Chop and the nationally touring rock/fusion group The Workshy.