Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
“She is like soul on soul.” (Duke Ellington)
Mary Lou Williams (1910–81), whom Duke Ellington called “perpetually contemporary,” mastered forms from blues to boogie-woogie, stride to swing on the piano. When bebop came along, she adapted effortlessly, working with Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. As a composer she wrote for the big bands and later created extended experimental works. This illuminating documentary, filled with tuneful archival footage, ranges over the life and career of a jazz woman to be reckoned with.
Q&A filmmaker Carol Bash will be interviewed by Tom Staudter, veteran music writer and regular contributor to Downbeat magazine.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Times: 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm