The New York City Street Musicians & Street Artists Album – Part 2 has new updates. The New York City Street Musicians & Street Artists is an ongoing project to document & photograph the various talented musicians and artists who work on various streets and parks of New York City.
Ralph U Williams grew up in Florida and has been playing the saxophone & the flutes since he was in school. He also played the drums while he was in school but took up the saxophone more seriously when he was in the graduate school.
He moved from Florida to San Francisco where he happened to be the only saxophone player in Pier 39 at that time. He became more serious about his music & started to take lessons from Joe Henderson in San Francisco.
Ralph U Williams moved to New York & has been playing in various clubs, parties & gigs in New York from 1994. On weekends Ralph would play saxophone & jazz in Central Park.
Ralph Williams is not tech savvy but while I was there with him, he opened up his phone & showed me photos of his family & his 3 year old daughter who is in now living with her mother in Tokyo, Japan. He told me that he is trying to get an opportunity to move to Tokyo, Japan & possibly settle there with his daughter.
To view more of Ralph William’s photos playing Jazz & the saxophone in Central Park, New York City, visit the The New York City Street Musicians & Street Artists Album – Part 2 photo album.