Ellen Seeling, Jean Fineberg, Allison Miller, and Marian McPartland

Jul 5, 2018

Trumpeter Ellen Seeling grew up surrounded by music. As a child she was torn between the drums and the violin, but her father’s love for jazz trumpet eventually led her to the instrument. The first woman to receive a degree in jazz studies from Indiana University, she moved to New York City in 1975, where her career blossomed. Seeling founded the Montclair Women’s Big Band and has been performing with the group for more than twenty years. On this 2007 Piano Jazz, two of Seeling’s bandmates join her to perform her original composition “Chevere.”

Band site: www.montclairwomensbigband.com/

Full episode: www.npr.org/2013/12/06/249318939/ellen-seeling-on-piano-jazz