The Hand that Guides Us: A Meditation for Mary Lou Williams, Sotto, Sunday, 31. March 2019

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Red Clay Foundation and Sotto present The Hand That Guides Us: A Meditation for Mary Lou Williams, the third installment of The Upper Room  installment shines the light for pianist Mary Lou Williams and her work on Mass, as it represents a major shift in her life following her conversion to Roman Catholicism. Led by the Reginald Cyntje Group, we explore forms of Mary Lou's transformation and the indelible mark her transformation left on landscapes within the jazz program is a part of Red Clay’s thematic works exploring major shifts in cultural landscapes forged by transformation in the lives of pioneering figures. Programming for The Upper Room series is curated by Baredu Ahmed.
Reginald Cyntje

Recording artist Reginald Cyntje (born in Roseau Dominica, raised on St. Thomas, USVI) is an award-winning professional musician, composer, producer, and educator. He is active on the Washington DC music scene. Currently, he leads his own groups and works as a sideman in numerous bands.  Most recently after being featured on NPR's Jazz Night in America, Cyntje recorded his fourth album Spiritual Awakening. 
RC has performed with Amiri Baraka, Dr. Billy Taylor, Illinois Jacquet, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band, Nasar Abadey, Ron Blake, Michael Bowie, Herman Burney, Paul Carr, Marc Cary, Sharón Clark, Cyrus Chestnut, George Duke, Benny Golson, Sean Jones, Tarus Mateen, Jason Moran, Steve Novosel, Johnny O'Neal, Nicholas Payton, Victor Provost, Rueben Rogers, Vanessa Rubin, Terrell Stafford, Gary Thomas, Tim Warfield, Larry Willis, Warren Wolf and many other extraordinary artists
He is also the founder/owner of Jegna School of Music, LLC, a school that provides music lessons, workshops and mentoring concerts for intergenerational students; the founder and creative director of Cyntje Music, LLC, a one-stop music boutique that includes booking, curating and assisting artists; the author of Stepping Stones: 15 studies in improvisation; and a professor of music at Montgomery College. He has toured the US, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean and appeared on over 20 recordings including four of his own
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Sunday, 31. March 2019, Sotto, The Hand that Guides Us: A Meditation for Mary Lou Williams

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