(b. Nov. 29, 1912) One of the first female drummers, she played for a swing band - The Coquettes - in the 30s and 40s. She was excellent and killed it behind her kit. Later, she became a spokesperson for Zildjian. Still playing, Viola turned 100 last Thursday and I must thank a Powersful friend for the tip.
Viola Smith (at 100):