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John David Williams

Clarinet / Harmonica / Diatonic Accordion

Concerts / Folk Dances / Bands for Events / Lessons / 226-820-4108

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An Old Time Jazz Show

West End Riverboat Band with Laurent Humeau

May 31st - ANAF in Guelph, 32 Gordon

Doors at 7

Concert 7:30-9:30

Various priced advance tickets:

About John David Williams

I play and teach the clarinet, harmonica, and diatonic accordion, currently based in Guelph Ontario. 

Growing up, I had the great honour of studying with the renowned clarinetist and educator Avrahm Galper, and then I studied classical clarinet at the University of Toronto.


My ears and heart turned towards acoustic traditional musics of various kinds: Blues, Klezmer, Traditional Jazz, Fiddle folk dance music! The love of these traditions brought me to study the harmonica and accordion as well as expand my clarinet playing beyond my classical roots. 

I've played, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed and award winning bands including Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, and The Boxcar Boys. Most recently, with Vinta (a quartet that plays music for European folk dancing) myself and my bandmates are the recipients of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Composers of the Year for our album Beacons

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