Marilyn Crispell, female composer, and jazz icon

Marilyn Crispell, Female Composer and Jazz Icon Author: Ariana Csonka Kaleta Marilyn Crispell started out life as a classically trained traditional musician. Born in Philadelphia, she attended the Peabody Institute and the New England School of Music, where she studied piano and composition. She contended in competitions and gave recitals. However, at the age of […]

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Emily Pallant Gresser, a stage success from among the strings…

The Story of Emily Gresser: A Stage Success from among the Strings Author: Ariana Csonka Kaleta Born, on March 11, 1894 into a highly cultured Russian Jewish Emigr√© family. Emily was the most musical of her four siblings and began performing publicly at 8 years old. By the age of nine, she had already performed […]

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