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Roz Cron

b. Rosalind Cron, c.1923, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Cron performed alto saxophone in college rings in her city where her classmates included Hal McKusick and Serge Chaloff, the last mentioned recommending her on her behalf initial professional dance music group job. She performed in numerous regional dance bands even though still in senior high school was provided, but refused, employment with Eddie Durham’s All-Star Gal Orchestra. After graduating, she proved helpful a period with Ada Leonard’s music group but then by the end of 1943 she still left to become person in the International Sweethearts Of Tempo. Cron was the next white woman to become invited in to the music group (the initial was Toby Butler) and during her years using the music group, Cron encountered all of the many issues that encountered male music artists in mixed-race rings. While on tour, specifically in the southern state governments, Cron was appreciated to pretend that her mom was dark and her dad white. Cron was using the Sweethearts because of their Western european tour for the USO but, after 3 years with the music group, she returned towards the Boston region. Cron later examined and trained clarinet as well as the flute and in the 60s was an associate of studio rings in LA. Although she occasionally worked beyond music, in the past due 70s she was co-founder and co-leader, with drummer Bonnie Janofsky, of the all-female music group on the western coastline. Although her tenure with this music group was short-lived, the music group, Maiden Voyage, beneath the management of Cron’s successor as business lead alto, Ann Patterson, offers maintained its lifestyle into the fresh century. As business lead alto and in addition as highlighted soloist using the Sweethearts, Cron frequently displayed a superb skill that deserves a lot more interest and identification than continues to be the situation, a fate which has befallen too many female musicians.

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