Viola Smith

  • Born: November 29, 1912
  • Died: October 21, 2020
  • Location: Costa Mesa, California


Viola Smith

Pioneering female swing drummer

Viola Smith was a drummer billed as the "fastest girl drummer in the world," playing for big bands in an era when few professional musicians were women. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Matthew 6: 9,10 You must pray, then, this way: Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.

Posted by Francois Foster    November 02, 2020

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Viola Smith