“A band dedicated to the legacy of the under-recognized jazz great Mary Lou Williams delivers showstoppers with ease.” - Andy Gilbert, jazz journalist


“Mary Lou’s Apartment is the Real Deal.” — Dr. Dee Spencer, jazz professor


“[At] Sunday’s packed concert at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage…the band delivered a crisp and extravagantly engaging program at a major venue, more than rising to the occasion.”


“…This fantastic 13-piece band brings their enthralling book of tunes and arrangements by Melba Liston and Mary Lou Williams (with a little Monk, Duke, and Hefti too) to Oakland's Terrace Ballroom on June 1…” - Andy Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice

Upcoming Performances

Sunshine Biscuit Rooftop Party (Private Event)

Oakland, Saturday, July 27, 2019, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Terrace Room

Oakland, Friday, August 2, 2019, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Rhythmix Cultural Works

Alameda, Saturday, August 10, 2019


SF Bay Area Friends: The White Party

Oakland, Sunday, August 25, 2019

Past Performances

Golden Gate Library Sunday Jazz Series

Oakland, Sunday, July 21, 2019, Concert begins 3 p.m.



Martinez, Sunday, June 23, 2019


Mill Valley Community Center

Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser

Mill Valley, Sunday, June 9, 2019


The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

Berkeley, Sunday, April 28, 2019


San Francisco State University

Feminist Theory and Music Conference 

Dr. Dee Spencer, July 2017


Swan's Market 100th Anniversary Celebration

Downtown Oakland, July 2017


Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda Unitarian Universalists

Various church services, Summer and Fall 2017


Berkeley Public Library Art & Music Room

African American History Month Event

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Shepherd of the Hills Church

Berkeley, Friday, April 13, 2o18


The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

Berkeley, Sunday, May 6, 2018


The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel

Oakland, Friday, June 1, 2018


The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel

Oakland, Friday, September 7, 2018


Ashkenaz Music and Dance Center

Berkeley, Saturday, December 1, 2018