Born: September 11, 1955 | Died: October 30, 2009
Stacy Rowles once wrote a note to her father, pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, stating: Dear Dad, if you buy me a flugelhorn, I'll play the [expletive] out of it. Indeed she did, and she picked up singing, as well. A longtime mainstay on the Los Angeles jazz scene, she worked with the all-female quintet the Jazzbirds, led by the late multi-instrumentalist Betty O'Hara, as well as the Jazz Tap Ensemble and the DIVA Big Band.
Father and daughter initially worked together on instrumental arrangements, and after he began arranging for voice and doing some singing himself, she followed suit....