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By Jeannie Gayle Pool,Lily Tomlin,Jane Wagner

Peggy Gilbert, born Margaret Fern Knechtges (1905-2007), arrived right into a musical relatives and grew up listening to track in her condo on a daily basis. Her father was once a violinist who performed in theatre pit bands in Sioux urban, Iowa, and her mom sang for traveling opera businesses each time they seemed on the town. Margaret begun taking piano classes at eight and shortly after observed her father at level exhibits. however it wasn't until eventually after she became eighteen that Margaret took up the saxophone. on the time, there were not many ladies taking part in horns, yet she instantly took a liking to the unfastened and free consider the saxophone gave her. within the early Twenties, lady bands had develop into really universal and the concept that you could make one of these residing intrigued the younger musician. Peggy quickly prepared the 1st all-girl band, "The Melody Makers," in Sioux urban, the place her workforce came across good fortune taking part in two times an afternoon on the Martin resort. sooner than lengthy, the band's song was once heard nightly on KSCJ, a fledgling radio station in 1927, making Peggy a printed pioneer.

A specialist tenor saxophonist for greater than 80 years, Gilbert encouraged numerous generations of musicians and persisted to accomplish professionally into her nineties. Her final band, "Peggy Gilbert and the Dixie Belles," performed scorching Dixieland jazz on nationwide tv, at jazz fairs, and in concert events from 1974 until eventually 1998. Their appearances on The this night exhibit Starring Johnny Carson, The Golden Girls, Ellen, and Simon & Simon, between different courses, made them well-known coast-to-coast, while octogenarians.

In Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band, Jeannie Gayle Pool profiles the attention-grabbing lifetime of this multi-talented saxophone participant, arranger, bandleader, and suggest for ladies instrumental musicians. in response to oral historical past interviews and Gilbert's choice of pictures, newspaper clippings, and different memorabilia, this e-book contains many fabrics now not formerly on hand on all-women bands from the Twenties, 30s, and 40s. This quantity additionally contains a chronology, bi

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