Mary Lou Williams–The Lady Who Swings the Band

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

Sembène Film Festival: Mary Lou Williams – The Lady Who Swings the Band
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm
You are invited to a free screening of Mary Lou Williams – The Lady Who Swings the Band, presented in partnership with Sembène – The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum. This documentary is a story of tragedy and triumph seen through the eyes of a prodigy. The movie journeys to the 20th century through the lens of one of its leading jazz musicians who is determined to create, in a world that could not see past her race or gender.

40 West North Avenue Pittsburgh