Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4

Performers include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington

Dee Dee Bridgewater (photo by Greg Miles)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (photo by Greg Miles)
Dianne Reeves (photo by Jerris Madison)
Dianne Reeves (photo by Jerris Madison)
Esperanza Spalding (photo by Carlos Pericás)
Terri Lyne Carrington (photo by Tracy Love)
Terri Lyne Carrington (photo by Tracy Love)
The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, an annual Kennedy Center event honoring women in jazz, will celebrate the life and career of vocalist and NEA Jazz … Read More "Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4"

The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, an annual Kennedy Center event honoring women in jazz, will celebrate the life and career of vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert on May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Performers at this year’s festival include 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington.

In a press release sent to JazzTimes, Kennedy Center artist director for jazz Jason Moran states, “The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival is a unique opportunity to honor Mary Lou’s significant contributions and artistry. I’m thrilled to continue this celebration of her as we give a powerful salute to another pioneer, the one and only Abbey Lincoln.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.kennedy-center.org.