Mary Lou Williams News

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

NPR Music and WBGO/Jazz 88.3FM to Ring in 2014 with New Year's Eve Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

WBGO, the jazz source in Newark, NJ, and NPR Music invite you to an all-night New Year's Eve musical feast of jazz, Latin, classical and spirituals. Swing out the old year and ring in the new with listeners from coast to coast and around the world. Beginning December 31 at 9:00 pm and continuing until 5:00 am New Year's morning, the music will feature theDonald Harrison Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Paquito D'Rivera and the Kaia String Quartet, Convergence with special guest Larry Goldings and Bobby McFerrin and the spirityouall band. (more...)

Jazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

A Carline Ray Jazz Memorial and Celebration of Life will take place at Saint Peter's Church, NYC today, Monday November 18, 2013 at 7pm. (more...)

Jazz Memorial for Carline Ray to Be Held at Saint Peter's Church, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Carline Ray, one of the great jazz pioneers, an activist in women's rights, a performer and educator, and an active member of Saint Peter's Church, died at Isabella House in Manhattan on July 18, 2013. She was 88 years old. (more...)

ALL NITE SOUL 2013 Honors Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

On this, the 43nd anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's - the Jazz Church - is thrilled to honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins tonight, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand vocalist Catherine Russell honoring Carline Ray (bassist and vocalist), and goes intofull swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

All Nite Soul to Honor Barry Harris & Sheila Jordan, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's will honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins on Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand pianist/organist Sarah McLawler and Les Jazz Femmes, and goes into full swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston to Present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Celebrity Series of Boston will present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis,on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 7pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Media partner is 89.7 WGBH. (more...)

Gregg Gelb to Close Burning Coal Theatre's MusiCoal Summer Music Series, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company's MusiCoal Summer Music Series 2013 will conclude with Gregg Gelb and the Second Line Stompers on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 7 pm at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For further information, call 919.834.4001 or visit Burning Coal online at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

ALL NITE SOUL 2013 to Honor Barry Harris and Sheila Jordan, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

On this, the 43nd anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's - the Jazz Church - is thrilled to honor pianist Barry Harris and vocalist Sheila Jordan. All Nite Soul begins on Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM with Jazz Vespersand vocalist Catherine Russell honoring Carline Ray (bassist and vocalist), and goes intofull swing at 7 PM with a concert of over 80 musicians honoring Barry Harris (pianist) and Sheila Jordan (vocalist), National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters who began their musical careers in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

2013 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Kicks Off in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

City Parks Foundation announces the 21st edition of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as 'Bird' (short for 'Yardbird') to generations of musicians. He was born in 1920, and almost sixty years since his death in 1955, he is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz into the modern era. (more...)

SummerStage to Present BEACONS OF JAZZ, Matt Wilson, BIRD IS THE WORD and More, 8/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

On Wednesday, August 21, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at SummerStage presents 'Beacons of Jazz' - A Full Length Film Screening. The FREE SHOW will take place at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, located at 55 W. 13th Street, 5th floor. Showtime: 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Seating is First Come, First Served. (more...)

SummerStage to Present BEACONS OF JAZZ, Matt Wilson, BIRD IS THE WORD and More, 8/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

On Wednesday, August 21, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at SummerStage presents 'Beacons of Jazz' - A Full Length Film Screening. The FREE SHOW will take place at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, located at 55 W. 13th Street, 5th floor. Showtime: 6:30PM - 8:30PM - Seating is First Come, First Served. (more...)

NYC's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Set for 8/21-25; Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

City Parks Foundation proudly announces the 21st edition of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as "Bird" (short for "Yardbird") to generations of musicians. He was born in 1920, and almost sixty years since his death in 1955, he is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz into the modern era. (more...)

William Blake & More Set for Birdland Jazz Club this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their exciting line-up of unmatched talent for this week, July 22 - July 28, 2013. (more...)

Jazz Pioneer Carline Ray Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Carline Ray, one of the great jazz pioneers, an activist in women's rights, a performer and educator, and an active member of Saint Peter's Church, died at Isabella House in Manhattan on July 18, 2013. She was 88 years old. (more...)

William Blake & More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 7/22-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their exciting line-up of unmatched talent for July 22 - July 28, 2013. (more...)

High School Vocalists to Compete at SONGBOOK Regionals this Weekend in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

High school vocalists from New York and Connecticut will compete on Saturday, June 15 at a regional for the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy & Competition. Sponsored by the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, the annual endeavor is the only U.S. competition dedicated solely to the music from Broadway, Hollywood musicals and the Tin Pan Alley era of the early to mid-twentieth century. (more...)

Carline Ray Releases Debut CD VOCAL SIDES Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Pioneering Jazz Musician Carline Ray will release her debut CD 'Vocal Sides', produced by her daughter, award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell, on Carlcat Records, today, June 4, 2013. (more...)

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