This month’s edition of Wonder Women features a classical double bassist who claimed the spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest tenure with a single symphony orchestra. That honor goes to Jane Little, a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an astonishing 71 years. By age 16, after only two years of instruction, she began her career in the fledgling Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. The orchestra performed its first concert on February 4th, 1945. Within three years, the group had evolved into the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Click here to head to No Treble to read more about how this trailblazing female bassist set her world record and how her career as a bassist defied the gender norms of her generation.