Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014: Mary Stallings

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014: Mary Stallings

San Francisco-born Mary Stallings counts down six decades as a vocalist and recalls her great collaborators, including Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery and Billy Eckstine. In conversation with host and fellow vocalist Fem Belling, she reflects on her beginnings as a singer, her formative collaborations, her approach to performing with different musicians, her hiatus (to start a family) … and what ultimately drew her back to music.

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