Pioneer Women of Jazz Instrumentalists- Mary Osborne

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Pioneer Women of Jazz Instrumentalists- Mary Osborne

Blog Name:Women's History Month 2019

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019- Today's Pioneer Women Jazz Instrumentalist: Mary Osborne

Mary was one of only a handful of adept women electric guitarists in Jazz.

She got her start in the 1940's and was heavily influenced by Charlie Christian and by Les Paul.

Mary recorded with Mary Lou Williams, Coleman Hawkins and  Mercer Ellington to name a few.

She was also featured on Jack Sterling's daily CBS radio program from 1952-1960.

Towards the end of her life she remained active playing with Lionel Hampton at the 1990 Playboy Jazz Festival.   

Source: AllMusic

Be sure to tune in all day on Thursday, March 7th to hear music from Mary Osborne on KSDS-FM/Jazz 88.3.
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