Death of Viola Smith

November 29, 1912 - October 21, 2020
Costa Mesa, California | Age 107

Pioneering female swing drummer
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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.

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