Piano, vintage boogie master returns to Roland

November 3, 2017

Boogie-woogie showman Jason D. Williams prepares for a free show Nov. 18 at Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland. Boogie-woogie showman Jason D. Williams prepares for a free show Nov. 18 at Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland hosts Jason D. Williams Nov. 18

ROLAND, Okla. — Jason D Williams has spent a lifetime at the piano connecting with rock ‘n’ roll greats, while creating a persona that’s 100 percent original. On Nov. 18, the musician and singer-songwriter returns to Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland for a free show.

Williams takes the Lee Creek Tavern stage at 8 p.m.

Mentored by Memphis Slim, Williams’ high-energy performance has been hailed by the AP, New York Post, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine. He self-describes his unique sound as Jackson Pollock meets Vladimir Horowitz meets Joe Namath meets Jerry Lee Lewis.

Playing everything from Ray Charles, Dr. Feel Good and classical pieces to his own work, the powerhouse pianist is known for doing backflips off his piano and playing with his feet.

Williams released his debut album, “Tore Up,” with RCA in 1989. He began to tour and released “Wild” with Sun Records in 2014. In 2004, Williams released “Don’t Get None Onya’,” birthing his own label in a powerful blend of honky-tonk country and Memphis rock ‘n’ roll. The albums “Rockin’,” “Killer Instincts” and “Recycled” soon followed.

The showman tours up to 200 shows per year. Williams performed all of the hand shots for Roger Ebert’s movie “Great Balls of Fire,” starring Dennis Quaid. He was also featured in “The War Room,” documenting Bill Clinton’s race for the White House.

His electrifying talent and seemingly endless energy have scored him numerous TV appearances on the likes of “Regis and Kathy Lee,” “Nashville Now” and “Entertainment Tonight,” along with various shows on MTV, VH1 and CMT.

For more information on Williams, visit www.rockinjasondwilliams.com.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is located off Highway 64 on Cherokee Boulevard in Roland.

For more information on Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland, visit www.cherokeecasino.com or call (800) 256-2338. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.