Satchmo Saturdays: WILLIE PICKENS w/ BETHANY PICKENS

  • The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60615 United States

A piano powerhouse (and long time Hyde Park-er), Willie Pickens raised his profile playing on Eddie Harris’s 1961 national hit record, “Exodus,” and by going on the road with Elvin Jones for five years. Willie, a Hyde Park local, is now busier, more in demand, and playing better than ever at the age of 85. Bethany Pickens began her keyboard training under the tutelage of her father, followed by more classical training at the American Conservatory of Music. Since graduating, she has performed at various festivals including The Chicago Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and Ibiza Jazz Festival in Spain.