Beginning her career in 1922 at the age of 12, Mary Lou Williams was one of the first big female success stories in jazz and one of only three women to appear on Art Kane’s iconic photograph “A Great Day In Harlem”. One early highlight as a teenager was performing with Duke Ellington in “The Washingtonians” and the other credits from her career reads like a who’s who of jazz, including Hank Jones, Jack Teagarden, Tadd Dameron, Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. With more than 100 recordings in her discography, she also acted as a mentor to future jazz piano star Thelonious Monk.


Original photography by William P. Gottlieb. Full Photo restoration by us.

Mary Lou Williams

  • Art Print only

    Museum-quality poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper

    • paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
    • shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster
    • every print ships ready to frame


    Foam Board Print

    The smooth texture intensifies the image's natural look and feel.


    • easy stick on and take off the wall
    • strong, rigid and amazingly lightweight
    • mounting kit included