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Jazz guitarist Cashmere Williams has over 18 years experience playing weddings, corporate events and festivals. He toured nationally with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and was recently voted "Best Male Jazz Artist" by The Alabama Music Awards. In 2018, he recorded his third album titled "Uptown" on Lenoah Records. Known for having an eye for detail, Cashmere knows how to make your event extra special with just the right touch of class, sophistication and professionalism.
Cashmere played for our daughter’s wedding reception, I can’t emphasize how incredibly talented he is! We got tons of compliments from guests, he really made the event extra special! I highly recommend Cashmere!!!
Music sets the stage & atmosphere for any event. Cashmere is very professional & his talent is off the charts! I can’t wait to hire him again so if you are looking to book something outstanding...look know further because this is your guy!
Cashmere played at our home for a Christmas Party. Many of my guests told me how much they enjoyed his performance! I’ll definitely have him sgain
Let me first say that I'm a few months late on leaving Mr. Cashmere Williams a review but my memory was jogged when my fiancee and I listened to his Facebook Live Performance on April 10, 2020. So here I am leaving a review for an event he performed for me on November 2, 2019.
In the winter of 2019, I coordinated a surprise birthday party for my then girlfriend and was in need of some form of entertainment. Fortunately I came across this site (GigSalad) and was able to contact Mr. Williams. Upon our initial call, Mr. Williams exemplified professionalism from the start. I was a little uncertain as to what I was looking for regarding the quantity of the band so Mr. Williams provided a thorough explanation of his services and his respective prices for each one. He was also able to recommend what he deemed appropriate for the type of party I was throwing, the size of the room, and the number of attendees. Not once did I feel pressured to purchase a certain package. As a matter of fact, I was surprised when he offered one of his lowest packages. It was apparent that it was not all about the money but providing me with a memorable experience. As a result, I knew that Cashmere was the right man for the job so I confidently booked him.
Maybe a few days later, I threw Cashmere a "curve ball" and informed him that the surprise party was now going to be a surprise proposal as well and that I needed his assistance to pull it off. Without any hesitation, Cashmere was willing to do whatever he could to make this a monumental night for both me and my girlfriend. On the night of the event, after driving from Birmingham to Huntsville, Mr. Williams was there prior to the event already set up and awaiting my arrival. As my girlfriend entered the room full of family and friends she was also greeted with the sounds of Cashmere Williams and his accompanied saxophonist with a song I requested to be played...Needless to say it was PERFECT. Cashmere's duo package was entertaining and on the ball throughout the entire night. He even had a microphone for me to address the crowd throughout the evening. Lastly, Cashmere's saxophonist was able to supplement my proposal with a romantic tune as I proposed to my fiancee later on in the night.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Cashmere Williams for any event that seeks a night for smooth jazz, efficiency, and sophistication. He will undoubtedly be the first artist I call if and when I plan another night of social grace.
Cashmere William's provided jazz music for our wedding brunch. He was prompt, took song requests from guests and was very courteous! I would recommend him to my friends. A class act!
Response from Cashmere Williams:
Super nice people, great guests and a lovely venue!!!
Mr. Williams did an excellent job last night. He was prompt and very professional. Everyone that attended the Conference reception last night really enjoyed him. I would definitely recommend him for your next event.
Response from Cashmere Williams:
Enjoyed setting the mood for your function, I look forward to playing for you again!
Price Range: Contact for rates.
Gig Length: 120 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Cashmere's smooth sound and sweet phrasing resonates in many forms whether you desire a: Solo, Duo, Trio or Quartet. His style mimics those of George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Larry Carlton to name a few. He specializes in creating an atmosphere that is compatible for weddings, corporate events or private shows.
Cashmere got his start playing in church at the young age of seven years old,there he learned how to blend with musicians and developed his signature sound. In 1995, he was accepted into Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied composition and arranging. In 2003, he toured nationally with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard from Birmingham, AL and appeared on: The Jay Leno Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The David Letterman Show and The View!
Additional Booking Notes
Cashmere's rider specifications are custom to each event, for a stage plot and sound requirements inbox him for more info.
Past Booked Events
|May 29, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|January 01, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|September 19, 2019 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Cashmere's repertoire is extensive, but here's a short list:
Duke Ellington - Take The "A" Train
Mile Davis - All Blues
David Brecker - Girl From Impanema
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Etta James - Atlast
George Benson - Breez'n
Temptations - My Girl
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Four Tops - Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Sting - Fields Of Gold
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Sade - No Ordinary Love
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance
Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Making Love
Influences & Inspiration
One Bose L1 Compact, One Sure SM58, One Mic Stand