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Montgomery Place at Bard College | 25 Gardener Way, , NY NY, Red Hook
Website: https://fishercenter.bard.edu/ | Phone: 1-800-BARDCOL (227-3265) | Cost:

Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:30 pm     BUY TIX NOW

Member Hour: 5–6 pm

$45 for a 1–3 person pod
$90 for a 3–6 person pod

For over half a century, Mary Lou Williams tirelessly persisted as a talented Black woman in the male-dominated field of jazz. A piano prodigy from the age of three, her profound intellect and artistry countered any doubt in securing her rightful place in the ranks of Duke, Dizzy, Thelonious, Charlie, Miles, and others for whom she wrote, arranged, and played for. Music director Chris Pattishall (whose lauded recording of Williams’s “Zodiac Suite” was released this year) leads this uplifting tribute to the fearless mother of jazz.

This concert has been developed in consultation with Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Distinguished Professor at Miami University, current president of the Society for American Music and Mary Lou Williams scholar.

Join Dr. Tammy Kernodle, current president of the Society for American Music and Mary Lou Williams scholar, for a pre-concert talk. 

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Genius Mother Mary: A Sonic Retrospective of Mary Lou Williams @ Bard College's Montgomery Place Stage