Born on May 28, 1955, in Elmhurst, Illinois, Mars Williams is a highly recognized and accomplished saxophonist in the United States.

Exposed to swing music and Dixieland jazz by his trumpeter father

At the core of Mars Williams' musical philosophy is a commitment to innovation and experimentation

One of the hallmarks of Mars Williams' career is his extensive list of collaborations.

traditional structures has kept his work fresh and exciting

His impact on the sonic landscape is a testament to the power of innovation and the enduring spirit of artistic exploration.

Explore key collaborations with a diverse range of artists, from iconic jazz figures to avant-garde rock bands.

However, Williams' work was mostly in the jazz genre, especially while he was working with experimental bands.

A year ago, Williams received a rare cancer diagnosis.

Renowned Saxophonist Mars Williams, Member of Waitresses and Psychedelic Furs, Passes Away at 68