Mary Lou Williams Youth Explosion

Promenade Hall, Overture Center

Mon, Nov 22 at 7 pm   FREE

Some of Greater Madison’s most talented young people help wrap up our community’s commemoration of jazz giant Mary Lou Williams’ centennial year in this multi-dimensional concert of music and poetry.

Jazz ensembles from Stoughton and Madison West High Schools will present Ms. Williams’ big band music; area middle and high school students will present their original spoken word poetry inspired by Ms. Williams’ music and life story; excerpts from “Mary Lou’s Mass” will be performed by members of Madison Youth Choirs and other outstanding student singers.  A live DJ from UW-Madison’s First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble will keep Mary Lou’s music flowing throughout the evening.

Presented by Madison’s Mary Lou Williams Centennial Committee in association with the UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives       All ages permitted.

For a complete schedule of the remaining events in Madison’s Mary Lou Williams Centennial Celebration , please visit

Contact for Concert Information and Interviews:

Leotha Stanley, Centennial Coordinator, 213-8200,


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