San Diego native Darryl Williams is a naturally gifted musician, who began playing bass at the young age of 13. From 2007 to present day, Williams has performed and toured with the who’s who of Smooth Jazz and R&B. Some notable names he has performed and toured with include Euge Groove, Michael Lington, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Howard Hewitt, Richard Elliot, Ray Parker Jr, Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair, Keiko Matsui, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, Gregg Karukas, The Sax Pack, Kim Waters, Steve Cole, Brenda Russell, Kenny Lattimore, Jeff Golub, Howard Hewitt, Paul Brown, Taylor Dayne, Darren Rahn, Michael Paulo, Jessy J, Everette Harp, Jeff Kashiwa, Eric Darius, and many more. Darryl, on top of everything else, is also one of the main stage bassists for the Dave Koz and Friends Jazz Cruise.
In 2017, Williams released his second CD “Here To Stay” with critical acclaim, and garnering a Billboard top ten hit with the title track which features Smooth Jazz Superstar Euge Groove! The CD features some of today’s most dynamic jazz artists. Jazz writer Ronald Jackson wrote, “Fueled by the presence and contributions of such luminaries as guitarists Paul Brown, Adam Hawley and U-Nam; keyboardists/pianists Jonathan Fritzen, Greg Manning, Scott Wilkie, and the prolific and iconic Jeff Lorber; saxmen Michael Lington, Elan Trotman, Marcus Anderson, and Euge Groove, the latter also serving as co-producer of this fine project, Williams beats a solid groove path from the infectious title track to the slick and polished mid-tempo lure of “Now or Never” to the up-tempo dancer “Do You Remember” to the soulful and easy “Reflections” to the mid-tempo finger-snappin’ “Harveston Way” and beyond!”