This subject came up on Wade’s forum, and I have no hesitation in starting a post to try and find more than the mere handful mentioned in Jazz in the Feminine Genre – click here
Touch of sadness as I started looking. Barbara Thompson (heard playing the flute in the South bank Show, and sax in A Touch Of Frost themes) ceased playing (although not composing/arranging) some years ago thro’ that great leveller, Parkinsons Disease. And the other stalwart of British Jazz, Kathy Stobart – 78 in 2006 – is hopefully still going strong. Replaced by Karen Sharp in the Humprey Lyttleton band in the mid 90’s.
And of course, Candy Dulfer … (pictured, right) Much more to come, hopefully.