About this event
An evening of American jazz nostalgia with Nashville sensation, Jaimee Paul, singing favorites of the 1940’s such as the wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again. This show features selections from a swinging orchestral work, the Zodiac Suite, by Mary Lou Williams, the talented, prolific African-American jazz composer, pianist, and arranger for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and others. Considered a musician’s musician, she was highly regarded for her swing-era music and her later contributions to the development of contemporary American jazz. Williams’ ambitious 1945 composition fuses classical and jazz music that at the time was described as a key moment in the recognition of jazz as important 20th century music. With Leif Shire on trumpet and Chris Hemingway on saxophone, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra invites you to make your own memories as you relive the swinging days of a bygone era.