It’s never been easy for women in the jazz world but one pianist made it despite the act that she was a woman: Mary Lou Williams.
Williams, a child prodigy, worked her way to the top in the 1930s by writing arrangements for Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. She was billed “the lady who swings the band.”
Her formula? “Do your work to the best of your ability, and you’ll get through” (from Jazz: A History of America’s Music, Ward & Burns)
- bohemienne-savant reblogged this from the-stoop and added:
- the-stoop posted this