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Vocalist Pearl Williams In Media Pa On Wednesday May 15th!

Published: 2013-04-23
Pearl Williams Appearing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County—145 West Rose Tree Road in Media—on Wednesday, May 15th is singer Pearl Williams. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517- 8337.

Pearl Williams embodies, embraces and perpetuates the legacy of legendary Philadelphia jazz singers. Gaining early experience singing in her high school choir, she quickly graduated to Jazz by way of a group formed by McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
b.1938
piano
, a neighbor and friend. Her association with that future star helped shape her style, which is described as warm and sensually sophisticated, with an instinctive feeling for rhythm and lyrics, and deep emotional characteristics. While she certainly has her influences, what comes out is singular and, quite simply, inimitable. Despite having no formal training, Pearl Williams' three decades- plus career has taken her all over the globe, performing with certifiable, international jazz legends such as Houston Person
Houston Person
Houston Person
b.1934
sax, tenor
, Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie
1904 - 1984
piano
, Barry Harris
Barry Harris
Barry Harris
b.1929
piano
, Bobby Durham
Bobby Durham
Bobby Durham
1937 - 2008
drums
, Al Grey, Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
1934 - 2002
organ, Hammond B3
, Trudy Pitts
Trudy Pitts
Trudy Pitts
1932 - 2010
organ, Hammond B3
, Milt Buckner
Milt Buckner
Milt Buckner
1915 - 1977
organ, Hammond B3
, Cat Anderson
Cat Anderson
Cat Anderson
1916 - 1981
trumpet
, Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
1923 - 1985
drums
, Richard "Groove" Holmes
Richard
Richard "Groove" Holmes
1931 - 1991
organ, Hammond B3
and literally hundreds of others. Artists like Pearl Williams, a living legend, are just not made any longer, and her every appearance is a unique and very special event.

Jazz Bridge is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting area Jazz and blues musicians in need. Their Jazz Bridge in Media program is one in a series at this venue, along with four other area locales. For more details, visit Jazz Bridge.

Pearl Williams is available for interviews: please call 610-745-3011 to arrange.


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