Adele Girard

Musical Artist

1913 – 1993

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Who was Adele Girard?

Adele Girard Marsala was a jazz harpist associated with the Dixieland and swing s. She is the first woman to bring the concert harp to prominence in jazz, with only Casper Reardon predating her. As a musician she is known by her birth name "Adele Girard", but she became "Adele Girard Marsala" on marriage to jazz clarinetist Joe Marsala.

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Born
Jun 25, 1913
Holyoke
Died
Sep 7, 1993
Denver

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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