WASHINGTON — The National Black Jazz Piano Association (NBPA) announced Monday that its members will play at the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20.
The NBPA said in a statement that the group is “delighted” that its president, William Wang, will be performing at the inaugural event.
The group also announced that it will provide rehearsal space for the President’s inaugural ball, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
This year marks the second time that Wang has performed at the White House.
He also played at President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony in 2017, where he joined the inaugural band for the inaugural ball.
The National Black Solo Jazz Alliance (NBSA) announced last week that it would provide rehearsal and public space for Wang during the inauguration, with space reserved for the group’s members and those interested in becoming a member.
The new arrangement with the NBPA, which is not affiliated with the National Symphony Orchestra or the American Piano Players Association, will allow Wang to use his skills to further his musical career.
Wang has been performing solo in the U.K., Italy and Spain since 2005, and he has performed extensively throughout the world, including on the world stage.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.