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Mary Lou Williams

American pianist

Mary Lou Williams

American pianist
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birthday
8th
May, 1910
Death
28th
May, 1981
Birth Place
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie.

instruments played
Piano
Birth Name

Mary Elfrieda Scruggs

Genres

Jazz, gospel, swing, third stream, bebop

Labels

Brunswick, Decca, Columbia, Savoy, Asch, Folkways, Victor, King, Atlantic, Circle, Vogue, Prestige, Chiaroscuro, SteepleChase, Pablo

Occupations

Musician, composer, arranger, bandleader

Years Active

1920 1981

Name

Mary Lou Williams

Nationality

United States of America

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