ROCCO LC WILLIAMS
Vibraphonist and Composer
NEW CONTENT COMING SOON...
Rocco Lc Williams
Denver native Rocco Lc Williams began his musical career on drum set and shifted to
the vibraphone at just ten years old when, through a challenging audition process, he
was selected to attend the prestigious Denver School of the Arts (DSA). At DSA, he had
the privilege of studying with Denver percussion icons Dave Hammond and Greg Harris.
From there, Williams was forever changed by his musical experience.
Williams was courted by numerous conservatories, universities and colleges when
considering his options for undergraduate studies, and ultimately accepted a full
scholarship to the University of Colorado Boulder’s esteemed Jazz Performance
program in the College of Music. The recruitment package broke new ground for the
university by offering the creation and customization of a special emphasis on jazz
vibraphone to suit Williams’ talent. Williams expects to graduate with his bachelor’s
degree in May of 2020.
Inspired by his musical mentors, including Aaron Parks, Joshua Redman, Peter
Bernstein, Yosvany Terry, Jeff Jenkins and Carl Cecchine, Jr. (Williams’ grandfather
and a gifted musician), Williams’ has dedicated his life to pursuing jazz performance,
instruction, education and promotion.
Williams has completed an impressive list of independent advanced jazz immersion
programs complementing his undergraduate studies, including attending the Stanford
Jazz Intensive on scholarship. He has competed in a variety of local and national
musical competitions and has received awards in many categories. Currently, Rocco is a signed-on Artist with Marimba One TM.
Williams regularly records and performs with multiple combos throughout Colorado at
festivals and venues including the Telluride Jazz Festival, Dazzle (Denver), Cucuru Art
Gallery (Colorado Springs) and the Laughing Goat (Boulder), as well as being a
seasoned veteran of live radio performances (KUVO-FM). Williams has worked as an
independent percussion instructor, offering customized private lessons, workshops and