Blog Post: Mary Lou Williams: Musical and Social Change Agent

Grade Range: K-K
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 7/12/2012

In this post, students will learn about jazz master Mary Lou Williams and her impact on jazz music, from boogie woogie and big band. Mary Lou Williams was a jazz artist who articulated the history, culture, and heritage of a people and a nation through the music she composed and performed. She was the only major jazz artist whose career spanned every musical era in jazz history. Written by Joann Stevens, Program Director for Jazz Appreciation Month, this post is published on the Musuem's "O Say Can You See?" blog.