Violinist Ginger Smock was a critical figure in the development of the Los Angeles jazz scene and a trailblazing leader for female musicians in the male-dominated music industry of the 1940s and 1950s. Her work helped to pave the way for future jazz violinists like India Cooke and Regina Carter.
Ginger and Her Violin, 1954
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock
Gift of Ivy G. and Dean Tatam Reeves in memory of John Reeve
A Woman's Place Is In The Groove / Vivian Garry Quintet
RCA Victor 40-0144-A (D6VB2145) Edna Williams(tp) Ginger Smock(vln) Wini Beatty(p) Vivian Garry(b) Dody Jeshke(d) Los Angeles, September 5, 1946