Jazz Talk Welcomes Jazz Singer Mary Stallings on October 14
HHM Digital invites you to join us for a live stream of Conversations about Jazz and other distractions hosted by former jazz radio host and founder of Notorious Jazz, Carl Anthony. Above Thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm (EST), Carl’s special guest will be the legendary jazz vocalist Mary Stallings. This virtual event via Zoom is free for Hammonds House Museum members and $5 for non-members. Sign up today at hammockshouse.org.
Mary Stallings is a classic example of how it takes time, music spice, and living a full life to mature as a singer and use lyrics properly. While young instrumentalists have something to say, Stallings delivers a lifetime of emotional intelligence that allows her to truly live in a lyrical track.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Stallings began performing professionally before the age of 10 with her mother and two sisters in a family gospel group. Her career got an early start in the late ’50s when her supple vocals put her in great air, and she performed with celebrities like Ben Webster, Cal Tjader, Earl Hines , Red Mitchell, Teddy Edwards, and the Montgomery brothers (Wes, Monk and Buddy) in Bay Area clubs.
One of Stallings’ most famous recordings is the 1961 version Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings The album took her to Tokyo, Manila and Bangkok. She was later invited to perform with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and The Count Basie Orchestra. And she shared the bill with Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Stallings has recorded some great albums including I waited for you (1994) with pianist Gene Harris, Spectrum (1995) with pianist Gerald Wiggins and trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison, and most recently Do not look back (2012) with pianist Eric Reed.
The Hammonds House Museum is generously supported by the Fulton County Board of Trustees through the Fulton County Department of Culture and Arts, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, NPN: National Performance Network , AT&T and WarnerMedia.
Hammonds . House MuseumIts mission is to celebrate and share the cultural diversity and important heritage of artists of African descent. The museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, A renowned Atlanta physician and passionate art patron. As a 501(c)3 institution, the museum offers rotating exhibitions, artist talks, exhibition tours, art education programs, family days, Virtual shows and other cultural events throughout the year. Housed in a beautiful Victorian home in West End Atlanta, the Hammonds House Museum is a cultural treasure and a unique site. For more information and to learn how you can support their mission and program or become a member, visit their website: hammndshouse.org.
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