Arts + Culture,
Off Minor Jazz: Mary Lou Williams
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Mary Lou Williams’ music transcends time in American culture. With a foundation in the Blues, Mary Lou’s compositions reflect her life as a Black woman and a true triumph of the human spirit. Williams’ career began in the Swing Era with Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy and concluded with her collaborating with artists such as avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor in 1977.
NYC Pianist Deanna Witkowski will join bassist Jeff Grubbs and drummer Thomas Wendt in this program celebrating the music of Mary Lou Williams.
The Off Minor Jazz Series highlights the music of legendary jazz composers and players. The series has been curated by drummer Thomas Wendt, who puts together the right musicians for each concert.
Deanna Witkowski (piano)
Jeff Grubbs (bass)
Thomas Wendt (drums)