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(Canceled) SFJAZZ Collective & Lizz Wright
Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams

Sun / Apr 18, 2021 - 8:00PM

An essential American songwriter is reimagined, and a pioneering jazz pianist receives a soulful tribute.



    • SFJAZZ Collective with Lizz Wright
      performing the music of Joni Mitchell
    • Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge present
      Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams

About this Performance

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all LA Phil-presented concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been canceled through June 9, 2021. 

This event has been canceled. 

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The SFJAZZ Collective hits the road with fresh arrangements of classic music by a remarkable singer-songwriter, along with newly commissioned pieces by members of the group. This year, they’re joined by jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright to reimagine the music of the incomparable Joni Mitchell. Mitchell’s emotionally bracing and musically ambitious work on albums like Blue, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, and Hejira allowed her to transcend her folk-music origins and made her an essential poet of the American experience – one recognized by Charles Mingus and Herbie Hancock, among countless others.  

At the Monterey Jazz Festival last October, drummer Allison Miller and bassist Derrick Hodge paid tribute to “the first lady of jazz,” Mary Lou Williams, in a program titled “Soul on Soul.” Williams, a pianist, made her name as a songwriter and arranger for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, moved with grace through ragtime, blues, swing, gospel, and spirituals to become one of the first female instrumentalists to achieve major success in jazz – both with Ellington and Goodman, and on her own. Miller and Hodge bring “Soul on Soul” to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a night revisiting Williams’ work from the 1960s and ‘70s with imaginative re-arrangements. 

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