Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Each year, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, sponsors a number of special cultural events for the public. This six-part video series showcases the diverse musical talents of a group of artists who have performed at the Institute. Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Alberta Hunter, Art Farmer, Joe Williams, and Mel Lewis take the stage and delight audiences in each videotaped performance. This volume highlights the special talents of vocalist Joe Williams, who worked with such greats as Count Basie. In this program, he's backed by Kirk Stuart on piano, Keeter Betts on bass, and Steve Williams on drums.
jazz, performer, singer