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Handy, D. Antoinette
Black women in American bands & orchestras
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981, 319 p.


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  Allen, Geri A. (b. 1957)   jazz piano
  Armstrong, Lil (b. 1902 d. 1971)   composer, lyricist
  Ashby, Dorothy Jeanne Thompson (b. 1932 d. 1986)   harp, piano
  Austin, Lovie (b. 1897 d. 1972)   piano
  Banks, Jackie LaMonte Johnson (b. 1945)  
  Barrett, Sweet Emma [Emma] (b. 1897 d. 1983)   jazz piano, singer
  Bazzle, Germaine (b. 1932)   double bass
  Bernstein, Bethany Harper (b. 1944)   viola
  Booker, Beryl (b. 1922 d. 1978)   piano, leader
  Bown, Patti [Patricia Anne] (b. 1931)   piano, composer
  Braddy, Pauline (b. 1922)   percussion, trumpeter
  Brown, Joyce (b. 1920)   conductor, piano
  Burton, Barbara J. (b. 1948)   timpani, percussion
  Caesar, Lois Towles  
  Calloway, Blanche (b. 1902 d. 1978)   cast, singer
  Carrington, Terri Lyne (b. 1965)   drums, percussion
  Carter Hunt, Van [Vanzula] (b. 1909)   guitar, piano
  Chapman, Dianne Hughes (b. 1942)   viola
  Clark, Charlene K. (b. 1945)   violin, composer
  Clarke, Mary Alice   piano
  Cobb, Joyce Renee (b. 1945)   guitar
  Cole, Frances Elaine (b. 1937)   harpsichord
  Coleridge-Taylor, Avril Gwendolen (b. 1903)   conductor, composer
  Collymore, Valerie (b. 1942)   violin
  Coltrane, Alice McLeod (b. 1937)   harp, piano
  Cook, Charlotte [Olivia] (b. 1913)   piano, organ
  Cooke, Esther Louise (b. 1929)   trombone, trumpeter
  Cumbo, Clarissa Burton (b. 1903)   concert manager
  Davis, Bert Etta (b. 1923)   alto saxophone
  Davis, Charlotte Anne (b. 1945)   violin
  Davis, Ernestine (b. 1907)   trumpet
  Davis, Perry [Margaret] (b. 1912)  
  Dial, Auzie Russell (b. 1900)   piano
  Dixon, Akua [Patricia] (b. 1948)   cello
  Dixon, Lucille (b. 1923)   string bass
  Dodds, Elreta (b. 1957)   clarinet, saxophone
  Donegan, Dorothy (b. 1924)   piano, organ
  Douglas, Memphis Minnie [Minnie] (b. 1896 d. 1973)   guitar, vocals
  Dudley, Margaret (b. 1949)   Fagott
  Dukes, Laura (b. 1907)   banjo, ukelele
  Francisco, Maurine Elise Moore (b. 1929 d. 1978)   violin
  Freeman, L. Sharon (b. 1949)   jazz piano
  Gardner, Julie [Juliette] (b. 1925)   accordeon, singer
  Gary, Carlotta (b. 1940)   cello
  Green, Harriette Patricia (b. 1952)   violin
  Hampton, Gladys Riddle (b. 1914 d. 1971)  
  Harris, Margaret Rosezarian (b. 1943)   piano, conductor
  Hemphill, Jessie Maie (b. 1932)   guitar
  Hense, Marie (b. 1937)   violin
  Hightower, Gail (b. 1946)   Fagott
  Hobbs, Cecelia Ann (b. 1959)   violin
  Hobson, Ann Stevens (b. 1943)   harp
  Howell, Clarissa (b. 1955)   cello
  Hughes, Gertrude (b. 1913)   trumpet
  Humphfrey, Bobbi [Barbara Ann] (b. 1950)   flute
  Johnson, Penelope (b. 1916 d. 1979)   violin
  Jones, Ola Verine (b. 1949)   double bass
  Kane, Beverly Jean (b. 1957)   viola
  Kimball, Jeanette (b. 1908)   piano
  Lee, Julia (b. 1902 d. 1958)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Leon, Tania Justina (b. 1943 a. 1967)   composer, conductor
  Lewis, Julia (b. 1878 d. 1908)   violin, composer
  Liston, Melba (Doretta) (b. 1926)   trombone, arranger
  Lucas, Marie (b. 1880 d. 1947)   bandleader, trombone
  Lutcher, Nellie Rose (b. 1915)   jazz piano, piano
  Martin, Gertrude (b. 1910 d. 1945)   violin
  Medford, Sylvia (a. 1970)   violin
  Mellon, Esther Lousie (b. 1950)   cello
  Moorehead, Consuela Lee (b. 1926)   piano, composer
  Murphy, Rose [Chee Chee] (b. 1913 d. 1989)   jazz piano, vocals
  Myers, Amina Claudine (b. 1942)   organ, piano
  Nickerson, Camille Lucie (b. 1888 d. 1982)   piano, organ
  Nurullah, Shanta Sabriya Fermiye (b. 1950)   sitar, electric bass
  Peebles-Meyers, Marjorie (b. 1915)  
  Pierce, Billie (b. 1907 d. 1974)   choreographer, piano
  Pollard, Terry (Jean) (b. 1931)   bebop pianist, piano
  Prattis Jennings, Patricia (b. 1941)   keyboard instrument maker
  Punter, Melanie (b. 1952)   double bass
  Ramey, Daralyn (b. 1952)   percussion
  Ray, Carline (b. 1925)   string bass, vocals
  Redd, Vi [Elvira] (b. 1928)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Roach, Maxine (b. 1950)   viola
  Roberts, Kay George (b. 1950)   violin, conductor
  Robinson, Janice (b. 1951)   trombone
  Rushen, Patrice (Louise) (b. 1954)   electric piano, keyboard
  Saunders, Ada (b. 1952)  
  Scott, Hazel (Dorothy) (b. 1920 d. 1981)   cast, piano
  Scott, Shirley (b. 1934)   organ, violin
  Seals, Gladys (a. 1979)   saxophone
  Sebastian, Adele Stephanie (b. 1956)   flute
  Shaw, Belinda Dianne (b. 1954)   double bass
  Smith, Dorothy E.   violin
  Smith, Edna Marilyn (b. 1924)   double bass
  Smith, Linda Kay (b. 1949)   violin
  Smith, Portia (b. 1950)   flute
  Snow, Valaida (d. 1956)   cast, trumpet
  Spiller, Isabelle Taliaferro (b. 1888 d. 1974)   saxophone, trumpeter
  Story, Rosalyn Marie (b. 1950)   violin
  Terry, Zela (b. 1957)   cello
  Thomas, Norma [Normearleasa] (b. 1957)   cello
  Toliver, Juanita Darlene (b. 1951)   viola
  Upshaw, Patricia (b. 1951)  
  Weaver, Vivian LaVelle (b. 1918)   harp
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Winburn, Anna Mae Darden (b. 1913 a. 1937)   bandleader, guitar
  Young, Evelyn Marie (b. 1928)   saxophone

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