Colin Williams - Humanities, Music
B.A., Classical Studies, Loyola University New Orleans
Colin came to Bay in 2005 and teaches in both the humanities and music departments. While at Loyola, Colin studied Sanskrit, Greek, Tibetan and Latin, reading epics, philosophy and mythology in the original languages. The Journal of Libertarian Studies published his first article, an Aristotelian critique of the far right, in the summer of 2004. Colin’s musical career began several years prior to his interest in the classics. He studied jazz bass at Oregon Episcopal School, where he ran the pep band, orchestrating for bagpipes, koto and electric violins, as well as guitars and trumpets. After moving to New Orleans, he became a mainstay of the “Funky Butt,” the jazz club where Louis Armstrong used to play. The steady, pulsing energy of Colin’s bass lines has earned him gigs from the Harry Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia to the Tugboat Brewery in Portland. He continues an active musical career and performs regularly at venues throughout the Bay Area.