May 22, 2011 was no ordinary day for Frank T. Willams III, an extraordinary musician and passionate teacher of over 30 years.
On his way to what he thought was an evening jazz concert at the Gibbs Theatre at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida - little did he know that friends, family members and hundreds of supporters were gathered there for a special jazz concert celebrating his life.
For Frank, the event was a total surprise. As he walked into the theatre that night, he was greeted with cheers and applause. What followed was a night of celebration for a man loved by so many. As music so familiar was played by the Frank T. Williams III All Star Jazz Ensemble, the Williams Jazz Trio, and the Alumni and Friends Concert Band, and stories were shared, all in attendance reminisced of moments remembered with their beloved mentor, teacher and friend.
Relive those moments over and over again through the pages of this commemorative book, Celebrating Frank!, featuring documentary photography from Frank's special night by award-winning photojournalist Candace C. Mundy.