Mary Lou Williams: Jazz Composer, Pianist, Activist

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Virtual Event

Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) was arguably the most important Black woman jazz composer and pianist. She taught and influenced most of the icons of jazz, including Dizzie Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington.She is the matriarch of the African American jazz family. 

Dr. Stephanie Shonekan and Dr. Sam Griffith will be leading a panel interview with Mary Lou Williams' biographer, Dr. Tammy Kernodle.

Zoom Event Link

Meeting ID: 986 0277 2401
Passcode: 810351

The event is co-sponsored by the Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice, and the School of Music.