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    American trombonist & arranger. Melba's professional career started on the legendary Central Avenue, where she became the first woman wind-instrumentalist in the Lincoln Theater pit orchestra conducted by Bardu Ali. From the 1940s through the 1960s, she was the first woman trombonist to work in the leading big bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Gerald Wilson, and ...more

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