The Melvin Williams Group (Smithdale, Mississippi) creates a raw and high-energy sound that is uplifting and inspiring. GRAMMY® Award nominee Melvin Williams, and his group bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary gospel music. This ensemble infuses its music with gospel, soul, jazz, hip hop, and classical selections. The Melvin Williams Group delivers emotion filled performances in all of its shows. The group is inspired by the opportunity to share its passion for traditional gospel and other music to all audiences.

MELVIN WILLIAMS (VOCALS) has one of the most distinctive gospel voices in the music industry. For over 50 years, he has performed as part of the world renowned group, The Williams Brothers. [ READ MORE ]

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Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs announced today The Melvin Williams Group will tour Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Georgia with The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program. The gospel group from Smithdale, Mississippi, was selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants to travel abroad and encourage mutual respect and understanding. International tour activities will include public concerts, master classes, lecturedemonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, collaborations with local musicians, and media outreach. Since 2005, 150 musicians from 39 ensembles have toured with the program, visiting over 100 countries on five continents.