Meet Susan's fabulous female instrumentalists!

Click a name to read their biographies and hear them play. 


Dixie Fasnacht

(1910 -- 2011)



Jazz clarinet,

vocalist,

night club owner

Anat Cohen

(1975 --    )



Jazz clarinet, saxophone, composer

Lillian “Lil” Hardin 

(1898 -- 1971)

First lady of jazz

 

Pianist, song writer, singer,

recording artist, band leader 

 
 

Evelyn Glennie

(1965 --     )


First percussionist to sustain an international solo career



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Evelyn Glenni plays drumsEvelyn Glenni plays drums
 

Regina Carter 

(1963 --     )

Jazz violinist, 

MacArthur grant recipient

Regina Carter & violinRegina Carter & violin

Maud Powell

(1867 -- 1920)

Pioneer concert violinist,

RCA recording star 

Read more in

Susan's E-book

WOMEN WHO DARED

Maud Powell & violinMaud Powell & violin

Antonia Brico 

(1902 - 1989)

First female conductor to win

international fame


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Marin Alsop 

(1956 --     )

First female Music Director of a major U.S. orchestra

(Baltimore Symphony)



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Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

(1993 --    ) 

Based in NYC


members of DIVA members of DIVA


Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

(1994 --     )

Right: debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl 


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Terri Lyne Carrington

(1965 --     )


Percussionist, composer,

recording artist,

record producer



Terri Lyne Carrington Terri Lyne Carrington

Doriot Anthony Dwyer 

(1922 --     )

First woman to win a principal chair in a major US orchestra

Principal Flute,

Boston Symphony Orchestra

(1952 -- 1990)


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International Sweethearts of Rhythm 

(1937 -- 1955)

  See profiles of

Vi Burnside, tenor sax

Pauline Braddy, drums

Tiny Davis, trumpet

Carlene Ray, guitar


International Sweethearts of Rhythm album International Sweethearts of Rhythm album

Toshiko Akiyoshi 

(1926 --     )

Jazz pianist,

recording artist,

big-band composer

and band leader



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Edna White

(1892 -- 1992) 


Top trumpet soloist in  the early 20th Century

Featured in

Susan's E-book

WOMEN WHO DARED

 


Melba Liston 

(1926 - 1999)

Jazz trombonist, composer, arranger


Paved the way for other jazzwomen  instrumentalists


Melba Liston & tromboneMelba Liston & trombone

Available now as MP3s

Seven historic recordings by Edna White

and her Suite for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra

The solo trumpet part is included!

See Susan's current

FEATURED WOMAN


Laurie Frink  

(1951 - 2013)


Pioneer Trumpeter and

Inspirational Brass Teacher


  Hear Susan's

Solo trumpet CD

Baroque Treasures for Trumpet & Organ

Available in MP3 files

Visit Susan's Comment page 

See what others are saying about these fabulous women!


Don't miss Susan's 

Crime thrillers, featuring 

Frank Renzi!


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