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Girard, Adele (1913 - 1993), harpist

Floyd Levin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b 25 June 1913; d Denver, 7 Sept 1993). American harpist. Her birth date is taken from the social security death index, where she appears as Beatrice Marsala. One of the few jazz harpists, she worked with Harry Sosnick’s orchestra before joining Joe Marsala’s small group in 1937; the band included Eddie Condon, Joe Bushkin, and Buddy Rich. That same year she married Marsala. Girard’s playing added a buoyancy to

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