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Maestra Series: Mary Louʻs Apartment

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $20 - 25

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Mary Lou’s Apartment, the all-women compact-yet-mighty big band, invites the community to swing into December with a fabulous concert and dance. Part of the compelling “Maestra Series” highlighting the prowess of women musicians from international communities, Mary Lou’s Apartment is honored to perform at the iconic Ashkenaz. The ensemble features the music of African American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, political action and fun. According to jazz journalist Andy Gilbert, the band “delivers showstoppers with ease,” and “delivers a crisp and extravagantly engaging program.”

Mary Lou Williams, a jazz giant with formidable piano chops and stellar composing and arranging skills, welcomed fellow luminaries including Monk, Dizzy and Sarah to her Harlem apartment after hours, where she shared her musical discoveries. Melba Liston, another jazz giant with formidable trombone chops and stellar composing and arranging skills, was a younger sister of sorts to Mary Lou, who performed world-wide with the likes of Dizzy and Gerald Wilson. Both Mary Lou and Melba are far from household names – they’ve been hidden in plain sight – because they were women.

Details

Date:
December 1, 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$20 - 25
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2Fw5Gjs

Venue

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Phone:
(510) 525-5054
1317 San Pablo Ave. (at Gilman), Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Website:
ashkenaz.com

Organizer

Ashkenaz
Phone:
510-525-5054
Website:
http://www.ashkenaz.com

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