Joanne Brackeen

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Birthday
26, 1938
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
California

About

Became the first female member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. She also performed with Joe Henderson and Stan Getz.

Before Fame

She trained herself in the art of jazz by imitating Frankie Carle's albums.

Trivia

She was hired as a professor at The New School and at the Berklee College of Music.

Family Life

She was married to and divorced from tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen.

Associated With

She was greatly influenced by the music of Charlie Parker.