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Clora Brant, jazz ‘trumpetiste’, one of few women of her time to play professionally, who accompanied Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker – obituary

Clora Brant, jazz ‘trumpetiste’, one of few women of her time to play professionally, who accompanied Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker – obituary

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Clora Bryant, who has died aged 92, was a jazz trumpeter or, as she preferred, “trumpetiste”. For many years she was one of the few women anywhere to play the instrument professionally. The trumpet had long been regarded as a uniquely male instrument, calling for physical strength, stamina and a …

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