Terry Williams

Born 1942 at Evercreech, Somerset, a village staging post for many WW11 troops including USA soldiers and their music on route to Europe. Terry grew up with local bands, playing drums and piano to that music. Jazz and Swing became firm favourites, drumming and piano at 5yrs and trombone at 12yrs with the Wincanton Silver Youth Band. Teen years included singing and playing rock’ n’roll. At 16yrs he was an original member of The Tone Valley Jazz band, Taunton and still is. His music has taken him to many parts of the world (USA, Denmark, Holland, Gran Canaria, France) playing with many bands including, Beachcombers International, Heart of England, Phil Mason, Armada, Riverside, Guy Fenton, Blue Notes, Cass Casswell All Stars and many others. He has been on stage along-side Nat Gonnella, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher, Jack Parnell, Kenny Ball, Digby Fairweather and Beryl Bryden. In 1995 he played the New Orleans French Quarter Jazz Festival week with Acker Bilk and Tommy Burton, and the three of them led a band in Saturday’s Big Parade. From 1982 to 92 he managed and played with the US 76 th Army Band concerts in the UK. Now also playing vibes he looks forward to playing trombone, singing and giving much pleasure as part of The Millennium Eagle Jazz Band.