Emily Remler

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Birthday
18, 1957
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 4, 1990 (33)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1957
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 4, 1990 (33)

About

American jazz guitarist who became widely recognized during the 1980s before her untimely death in 1990. Her seven albums featured hard bop, jazz standards, and fusion guitar.

Before Fame

She started to learn guitar at the age of 10. She attended the Berklee College of Music from 1974 until 1976, where she was introduced to jazz greats Herb Ellis, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Charlie Christian, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

Trivia

She moved to New Orleans after college where she played in blues and jazz clubs with FourPlay, L'il Queenie and the Percolators, and other bands.

Family Life

She learned to play on her brother's Gibson ES-330. She and her husband, Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander, were married from 1981 until 1984.

Associated With

Her earliest influences were Johnny Winter and Jimi Hendrix.

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