Before 5: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band At The Schomburg In Harlem

maryl lou williamsMary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about a brilliant outlier, a woman who dared to live on her own terms. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harlem’s ‘Mary Lou Williams,’ A Film Presented By African Voices Magazine

mary lou williamsMary Lou Williams was a true Harlemite, who was jamming with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers at Harlem’s Rhythm Club. Louis Armstrong entered the room and paused to listen to her. Mary Lou shyly tells what presently happened: “Louis picked me up and kissed me.” Continue Reading →

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band At Harlem Stage

maryl lou williamsMary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about the life and music of one of the greatest jazz pianists, composers and arrangers who has remained largely unknown…until now. Continue Reading →


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