At 40 years of age Samuel Williams has become a cult folk music hero on the underground jazz music scene in Chicago . Over the past 20 yrs as a leader in cutting edge Jazz Violin technique , performance , education and improvised music. His career contributions include having toured with notable luminaries , like Nicole Mitchels Black Earth Ensemble, AACM of Chicago, Samuel Martinez Herrera as well as performances with Wynton Marselis , Roscoe Mitchel , The Art Ensemble of Chicago , Billy Bang , Hamid Drake , Renee Baker to name a few. He has had many publications by the media and articles written about him, including Down Beat Magazine poll for rising star 1998, 99, 2000 , and his ground breaking through composed original compositions on his Delmark Debut album Savoirfaire " Running Out Of Time " 562 released 04, which received 4 stars in DownBeat and was a paradigm shift in the Jazz Violin niche . His current releases on his indie label CCEG inc. ( Central Coast Entertainment Group ) in 2012 and 2011 respectively include a pop electronic instrumental album " Threads " , and " This Just In " a jazz standards album highlighting his unique voice and signiature approach to improvising.