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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band examines the life and music of a renowned jazz pianist, composer and arranger who has remained largely unknown. Explore her fight to claim an identity in the music world while paving the way for many women who followed her. Prior to the feature film will be two episodes of the series Austin While Black from Doyin Oyeniyi and Evelyn Ngugi. Arrive early at 6 pm for a welcome reception with a cash bar and free drink samples, and stick around after the feature film for a Q&A with musician and educator Akina Adderley. Click here for more information.