Wed, February 20, 2013
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2013-02-20 8 pm
Mary Lou Williams: A Celebration at Park Avenue Christian Church
In honor of Black History Month, Arts at The Park celebrates the renowned African-American musician Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), a jazz pianist, composer, and innovator who broke through her era’s significant barriers to women jazz musicians.
Music for Peace – Mary Lou Williams
Instrumental compositions – Mary Lou Williams and Deanna Witkowski
Artist-in-residence, jazz pianist and composer Deanna Witkowski
Bassist Linda Oh
Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew
Drummer WIllard Dyson
12-voice professional choir featuring Sara Serpa, Miles Griffith, Tammy Scheffer, Brenda Earle Stokes, and others
Arts at The Park, a component of the Park Avenue Christian Church (known as “The Park”), brings together outstanding performers and ensembles from the greater New York City metropolitan area for programs that enrich and inspire and that touch our shared human story and experience. Arts at The Park include live music, theater, political and theological discourse, and family and holiday events.
Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street