Christen Williams is a tenor saxophone player from Detroit. She holds a degree in music from Wayne State University where she played in the Wayne State Big Band with special guests like Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts.
Since graduating, Christen has focused her energy and musical knowledge to increase arts programming for children in the Detroit area. Her passion for arts and education are clearly seen from her work with The Sphinx Organization, Detroit Children’s Choir, Detroit Jazz Festival, and Detroit Public Schools where she serves as a Community School Coordinator. Though her current musical focus revolves around children and education, she still takes the time to return to her first love: playing the saxophone with other passionate musicians.