Zena Latto

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Zena Latto
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Zena Latto in her sister Claire Richmond's home in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Background information
BornOctober 25, 1925
The Bronx, New York City, United States
DiedApril 5, 2016 (2016-04-06) (aged 90)
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Genresjazz
Occupation(s)Instrumentalist
InstrumentsClarinet, Tenor saxophone, Baritone saxophone
Associated actsThe International Sweethearts of Rhythm, The Modern Moods[1]

Zena Latto (October 25, 1925 – April 5, 2016) was an American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. During the 1940s and 1950s, she played with the big band the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. She bought a baritone saxophone to stay with that group and continued to perform with the Sweethearts until 1955.[1][2] Latto performed with her own band the Modern Moods from 1955 to 1957.[2]

Latto died in Jacksonville, Florida on April 5, 2016, aged 90.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dara Giddings. "LaVilla Jazz Ensemble delivers message from New Orleans". Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Linked Jazz (March 25, 2015). "Linked Jazz Interview with Zena Latto, 2015". Internet Archive. Retrieved 20 April 2016.