Duke Performances

Chris Pattishall

November 1 – November 6, 2021



GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist and Durham native Chris Pattishall returns to Duke as part of a year-long residency exploring the life and legacy of Mary Lou Williams — a musical inheritance that crystallizes on his debut album, ‘Zodiac,’ which reimagines Williams’ 1945 masterwork ‘Zodiac Suite.’ For 2021/22, Pattishall continues his collaboration with Durham Public Schools, including visits to his former school Jordan High School and free matinee performances for DPS students. In Spring 2022, he joins John Brown and the Duke Jazz Ensemble for an evening of music capping a second multi-day visit.