Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform
Posted April 29, 2010; 11:40 p.m.
The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will present a concert titled "Soul on Soul: Celebrating the Music and Legacy of Mary Lou Williams" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The concert will honor the centennial of the birth of Williams (1910-1981), a legendary pianist, composer, arranger and educator. The performance will feature compositions such as "New Musical Express," "Mary's Idea," "Walkin' and Swingin'" and "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee," as well as Williams' classic arrangement of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" written for the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
The concert will close out the University jazz program's 35th anniversary season. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for others. For tickets, visit University Ticketing or call (609) 258-9220.