- Jan 13, 1926 - Apr 23, 1999
Melba Doretta Liston was an American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer. Other than those playing in all female bands she was the first woman trombonist to play in big bands during the 1940s and 1960s, but as her career progressed she became better known as an arranger particularly in partnership with pianist Randy Weston.
Famous Song: My Reverie
JazzFM.91 Podcast: Melba Liston Was A Trailblazer For Women In Jazz