Based: Cape Town
District 6 born Jazz singer, writer and composer, Ami Williams started singing at the age of 12. Although graduating with: (Bcom. Ind. psych.) and branching into Health Forensics Labour Law she was drawn to her love of Jazz music.
Its thanks to her legendary pianist and mentor Gerry Spencer that gave her the opportunity to perform in local Jazz clubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Ami Williams under the management of the late Quinton Raaf also performed at the Cape Town Jazzathon 1999, 2001, 2003 – Joined on stage by Hugh Masekela was truly a memorable highlight in her career. She also performed at the Jazzathon in 2017 2018 & 2019 respectively. The sultry vocal also took part in SA Music Week 2001,2002, 2003 and featured on SABC 2 – “Joy Of Jazz” – 2001.
Ami Williams was also privileged to work with Cape Town’s best such as Alvin Dyers, Wayne Bosch, Sammy Webber, Andre Petersen, Alvin Hendricks, VJR, Kevin Gibson, Camillo Lombard, The late Eddie Jooste, late Basil Moses, late Nick Le Roux and many more.
Her most recent performances was at the Crypt, AJAX, Seelan, Alliance Francais, The Daily Music Show and corporate events. Ami Williams recently recorded her single: “Joy Of My Life” dedicated to her daughter and features Camillo Robert Lombard. She will be releasing her new album: “Feel Me” in 2019. Ami Williams currently performs with an all women jazz band under the watchful guidance of her MD Dillon April. This gifted band also performed at The Jazz On Bree series as part of the women’s month jazz. Ami Williams is part of the sponsorship program for The Athlone Music Academy. This suits her well as she lives out her passion for mentoring emerging artists.