March 8, 2019

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Pioneer Women of Jazz Instrumentalists- Marjorie Hyams

Blog Name:Women's History Month 2019

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019- Today's Pioneer Women Jazz Instrumentalist: Marjorie Hyams

A very important musician in the second-half of the 1940's. Marjorie was a vibraphonist that played in both the bop and swing styles.

She played in Woody Herman's First Herd (1944-45) and was an original member of George Shearing's Quintet in 1949-50.

Marjorie recorded with Flip Phillips, Mary Lou Williams and Charlie Ventura before retiring prematurely in 1950 at the age of 27. 

Source: AllMusic

Be sure to tune in all day on Friday, March 8th to hear music from Marjorie Hyams on KSDS-FM/Jazz 88.3.