Marian McPartland Piano b Geri Allen Piano composer Pitt professor mentored by

Marian mcpartland piano b geri allen piano composer

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Marian McPartland - (Piano) b. Geri Allen - (Piano, composer)-Pitt professor; mentored by Kenny Barron and Betty Carter c. Renee Rosnes - (piano, composer, arranger) d. Vi Redd - (alto sax, vocal)-former band leader, toured with count basie orchestra e. Terry Pollard - (piano, vibraphone); preformed with Dick Garcia and Freddie Gibbs in addition to having her own quintet in LA; played piano in clubs after returning to Michigan f. Melba Liston - (trombone); recorded in Dizzy Gillespie’s big band in the late 1940’s g. Terri Lyne Carrington - (drums); child prodigy that performed with Gillespie, Getz, Hancock and Wayne Shorter h. Cindy Blackman - (drums)-performed with joe henderson and ron carter; best known for performing with Lenny Kraviz i. Esperanza Spalding - (bass, vocal)-graduated from Berklee college of music, taught there and at Harvard; won best new artist in 2011
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