Kenneth S. Williams

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Kenneth S. Williams (1920, Cleveland, Ohio – 1977, Las Vegas, Nev.) was an American trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator.

Williams attended Western Reserve University and received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. From 1950 to 1963, he taught instrumental music in the public schools, before becoming a music theory professor at Houston Baptist University from 1964 to 1968.

Williams was considered by associates in Cleveland, Houston, and Las Vegas to be an exceptional jazz trumpet player and arranger as well as a talented composer. He arranged a great deal of music for jazz and marching band, but his published original works are relatively few in number. His best-known band compositions include Bold Frontier, Salute A.S.B.D.A., and Vilabella March.

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