| June, 2008|
Just wanted to say hello, I am bassist/manager of the all female big band Ladies First. We are in Buffalo NY, been together 6 years. Orignaly formed with Fran Scharrett who was Alto saxophonist with the Phil Spilatalny all female band of the 40's out of NYC on a radio show and also traveled with Joy Caylor band with USO. She is still here in Bufflao, Not playing now, left our band at the age of 86!
June 24, 2008 10:58 AM posted by Jennifer permalink comments (0)
You mentioned you wanted to know about women trumpet players. Well, I don't know how famous one must be to become featured, but I know of an interesting trumpet player from Traverse City, MI that I would like to mention. Jeannette Fehner is currently 87 yrs. of age and is still playing in two bands, two brass quintets, and an English style brass band in MI. She has been playing since she was ten, and has continued to play lead trumpet in all of the groups until just recently. She played in jazz bands in the Detroit area during WWII while most of the men were at war. Although trumpet playing was only an avocation, she had and continues to have a true passion for the instrument.(she was a college chemistry prof.) Recently she was awarded in Traverse City for her years in which she played taps for every ... >> full...
June 24, 2008 10:47 AM posted by Ev permalink comments (0)