Jazz Portrait of Trefor Williams – Double Bass Ace

Jazz Portrait of Trefor “Fingers” Williams, Double Bass Ace

How could I not be inspired to paint my jazz portrait of Trefor ‘Fingers’ Williams’ intensely passionate performances on Bertha, his double bass, at the 2008
Ken Colyer Trust Jazz Parade?

Trefor is a driving and inventive player who adds sympathetic support and superlative solo work to the dynamics of jazz. Versatile on vocals, with the bow and slap bass, Trefor stands high in my estimation of modern day jazz greats and without doubt will be the subject of more of my jazz paintings and portraits sooner rather than later.

Fine art print of jazz portrait of Trefor Williams on Bass

Double Bass Ace

“Fingers” Williams
Setting the pace
Passion in action
Double bass ace.
Joyous Jazz Fusion
In tonal embrace.

‘Art & Verse’ Copyright © 2008 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

I was over the moon to receive this accolade from Trefor, always such a thoughtful man. Mind you, notice the colour of his hair in this painting? It’s time for another portrait of him! 

“What a pleasant surprise to receive your portrait of me. I’m very flattered that you considered me a worthy subject. Thank you for devoting your time and talent. It’s a very thoughtful study and the words are very touching. May God continue to bless you and your very special gift.”
Trefor ‘Fingers’ Williams

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: [email protected] to place your order and help support jazz.


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  1. Jonny Boston says:

    Lovely painting of a lovely chap! 🙂

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Trefor was a very close friend. He was very supportive of my efforts to help promote jazz and of my jazz portraits. I really should find time to paint again.

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