William Winant is a very active percussionist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is known in the classical world as an enthusiastic participant in avant-garde music, and also works in pop, rock, and jazz music.
He has made more than 100 recordings in all genres.
He is a member of the John Zorn Chamber Ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Room, and Challenge. For ten years he was the percussionist of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and the timpanist of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for four years.
In March 2012, he, along with the James Fei Alto Saxophone Quartet, performed during a premiere concert of Roscoe Mitchell compositions at Mills College. That same year, he worked on Double Dupe Down with Zeena Parkins and Secret of Secrets with Aaron Novik.