Discover Jazz: Mary Lou Williams
Mary Lou Williams: A Celebration of her Life & Work
No matter the era in jazz, Mary Lou Williams always sounded like herself, remaining on the cutting edge as one of the most sought-after pianists and arrangers of her day. As Duke Ellington remarked, “Mary Lou is perpetually contemporary. Her music retains a standard of quality that is timeless. She is like soul on soul.” In this program, pianist and educator Nina Ott highlights the timeless quality of Mary Lou Williams’ work through live performance and multi media presentation.