Redd, Vi [Elvira; Meeks, Elvira; Goldberg, Elvira; Avelino, Elvira]
- Yoko Suzuki
(b Los Angeles, CA, Sept 20, 1928). American jazz alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. Her father Alton Redd was a jazz drummer from New Orleans. Redd started to sing in church at about age 5 and played alto saxophone at about 12, studying with her great-aunt Alma Hightower, a noted music educator in Los Angeles. In about ...