On Fri, May 8 from 7-8 pm EST, I’ll be celebrating the 110th anniversary of Mary Lou Williams’ birth by playing an all Williams set on the Con Alma Solo Series!
Watch the concert HERE at deannajazz.com, HERE at Facebook, or HERE on Instagram. If you miss the concert, or want to watch it again, it will be available here for archival viewing.
I was originally going to be in Pittsburgh this week leading a quartet in playing Williams’s music at Con Alma, my favorite jazz club in the city. Con Alma is dedicated to advancing the legacy of Pittsburgh jazz history and its welcoming community has made me feel very much at home each time I play there.
In an effort to help Con Alma thrive well into the future, all donations from the concert will be split between the club and the other musicians who were on the lineup to play with me this week.