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Famous Female Percussionists

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List of famous female percussionists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female percussionists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being percussionists. There are thousand of females working as percussionists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic percussionists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a percussionist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Rea Mochiach and Marta Klimasara.

While this isn't a list of all female percussionists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female percussionists?" and "Who are the best female percussionists?"
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    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America
    • Gender: Female
  • Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, (born 19 July 1965) is a Scottish virtuoso multi-percussionist, performing internationally with a wide variety of orchestras and contemporary musicians. She was selected as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015....  more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Female
  • Gloria Parker is an American musician and bandleader who had a radio show during the big band era. The Gloria Parker Show was broadcast nightly from 1950 to 1957, coast to coast on WABC. Parker entertained her audience by playing the marimba, organ, and the singing glasses (glass harp). Dubbed Princess of the Marimba, she conducted the 21-piece Swingphony from the Kelly Lyceum Ballroom in Buffalo, New York. This was the largest big band led by a female bandleader. Edgar Battle and Walter Thomas were arrangers for the Swingphony. Parker is also known for her starring roles in music films (Soundies), such as Broadway and Main with Stepin Fetchit, Four Letters, Here Comes the Fattest Man in...  more
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Gender: Female
  • Rea Mochiach is a film score composer, percussionist and bassist....  more
    • Age: 48
    • Gender: Male