Synopsis. Pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams was born on May 8, 1910, in Atlanta, Georgia. A musical prodigy, she began performing as a child.
Born: May 08, 1910
John Williams had departed her to start a catering business with Kirk’s wife Mary, their musician Dick Wilson died and Mary Lou left the Andy Kirk band to return, once again, to Pittsburgh. Here she formed a combo with Harold Baker that included Art Blakey and Orlando Wright.
Mary Lou Williams retained distinctive musicianship and creative drive throughout her seven decades in jazz. It is this achievement to which Soul on Soul is dedicated. That Williams’s legacy will grow in depth and luster was assured with the conclusion of an agreement in 1999 between the Institute of Jazz Studies and the Mary Lou Williams
37 rows · Mary Lou Williams Biography by Scott Yanow Boisterous, versatile pianist worked with jazz …
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Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She was born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs in Atlanta, …
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Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist who performed with and composed for many of the great jazz artists of the 1940s and ’50s. Williams received early instruction from her mother, a classically trained pianist. Picking out simple tunes at age two, Mary Lou …