Exclusive interview with Alyson Williams

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Renowned international recording artists, dancer, songwriter, actress and radio hostess Alyson Williams talked with City Beat Magazine about her new, phenominal jazz project Summer Nights In Harlem.


Born and raised in Harlem, NY, Alyson Williams was surrounded by great music and musicians all of her life. Her father Bobby Booker was a trumpeter and big band leader. She was the first female signed to Def Jam records and eventually recorded one of the worlds bigggest hits "Just Call My Name". Alyson is back to her jazz roots with Summer Nights In Harlem.

“Summer Nights In Harlem features some of the greatest artist recording today like, keyboardist Ray Chew (musical director for ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars), longtime sax man Kirk Whalum as well as Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride just to name a few.”

Alyson Williams is back to her jazz roots with her new album Summer Nights In Harlem that features a host of incredible musicians and vocalists within the genre of jazz.


Entrepreneur, philanthropist and radio host, are just a few of the hats renowned Harlem raised recording artist Alyson Williams wears. With a voice so hauntingly pure, Alyson is able to transport you to your very own utopia while effortlessly showcasing she really can do it all.


Alyson Williams in her own words

“Producer Maurice Lynch was putting together a Harlem jazz review and was referred to me by a mutual friend,” says Alyson. “After we completed the show, he offered two songs for me to record - ‘Summer Nights In Harlem’ and ‘The Romance Of You’. I loved both tunes and offered to cut them with top notch veterans in the music industry – keyboardist Ray Chew (musical director for ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars), longtime sax man Kirk Whalum as well as Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride.”


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