Mary Lou Williams
N 40° 27.583 W 079° 54.711
17T E 592259 N 4479351
Quick Description: Called "The First Lady of the Jazz Keyboard," one of Pittsburgh's musical legends learned her music theory and practiced her piano here at Lincoln Elementary School.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2006 8:45:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ME
Famed jazz composer & pianist. A child prodigy, she grew up in this city; went to Lincoln School here, 1919-23. Played for Andy Kirk in 1930s; then arranged music for Duke Ellington and others. Major works include "Zodiac Suite" and "Mary Lou's Mass."
Marker Name: Mary Lou Williams
Date Dedicated: 11/30/1996
Marker Type: City
Location: 328 Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Elementary School, Pittsburgh
Category: African American,Women, Performers
Website: [Web Link]
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