Swinging into International Jazz Day
Mary Lou Williams
You are seeingand listening to, if you click the audio button on the lower-proper corner of the homepagethe musical stylings of Mary Lou Williams, frequently known as the primary girl of the jazz keyboard. Williams was a composer, arranger, and pianist who recorded more than 100 statistics, taking part with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington. Shes photographed right here in 1943 by photographer Gjon Mili, who frequently hosted jazz jam sessions at his New York City studio.