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Harmonizing Words and Tunes: Cashmere Williams to Jazz Up Birmingham Noir at the Bar



Prepare for an enchanting night of literary bliss accompanied by the soulful melodies of Cashmere Williams, the acclaimed smooth jazz guitarist. Birmingham Noir at the Bar is set to captivate audiences on Saturday, February 24th at 6 pm at the Red Cat Coffee House @ Pepper Place. This unique event promises a fusion of smooth jazz, compelling storytelling, and a touch of Birmingham's cultural vibrancy.


Cashmere Williams: A Musical Maestro with a Storied Journey Step into the musical realm guided by Cashmere Williams, a seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in the music business. Williams's journey began at the tender age of seven in church, where he discovered his passion for music. By eight, he had already won his first talent show, showcasing his prodigious talent in playing an old gospel song taught by his uncle.


In 1995, Williams earned a partial scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, rubbing shoulders with legends like Quincy Jones and Branford Marsalis. This early exposure laid the foundation for a remarkable career that unfolded in the years to come.


A Jazz Virtuoso's Odyssey: In 1999, Cashmere Williams transitioned into a full-time musician, gracing corporate events, private parties, and jazz festivals with his mesmerizing performances. His big break came in 2003 when he received the call to back American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, leading to appearances on renowned shows like The David Letterman Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, and The Jay Leno Show.


The Musical Tapestry: Adding a touch of musical magic to Birmingham Noir at the Bar, Cashmere Williams will serenade the audience with his smooth jazz tunes, creating an ambiance that perfectly complements the literary atmosphere. With over two decades of experience, Williams promises an unforgettable musical journey that intertwines seamlessly with the evening's literary offerings.

Celebrating Achievements: Cashmere Williams's musical prowess has not gone unnoticed. In 2006, he recorded "New Birth," a heartfelt dedication to his daughter Harmonie, which debuted on the Smooth Jazz Charts. Recently, he clinched the title of "Best Male Jazz Artist" twice at the Alabama Music Awards in Birmingham, a testament to his enduring impact on the jazz scene.


"Awesome" – A Harmonious Blend: Williams's latest release, "Awesome," showcases a blend of praise and worship songs, including two originals, "After The Rain" and "We Need You," both composed by the maestro himself. Reflecting on his musical journey, Williams notes, "I always knew I would come back to my roots, which is gospel because that's where I'm the most comfortable."

Connect with Cashmere: For those eager to dive deeper into the musical world of Cashmere Williams, visit his website www.cashmerewilliams.com. Explore his discography, upcoming events, and stay connected with the maestro who continues to weave musical tales that resonate with the soul.


Birmingham Noir at the Bar is not just an event; it's a celebration of artistic expression, where words and tunes harmonize to create an unforgettable experience. Join Cashmere Williams and a lineup of award-winning authors for an evening that promises to be a symphony of literary and musical brilliance. Save the date – February 24th at 6 pm – and let the magic unfold at the Red Cat Coffee House @ Pepper Place. Get ready to be transported into a world where storytelling and smooth jazz converge, leaving you with memories that linger long after the final note is played.

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