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List of famous female percussionists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female percussionists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being percussionists. There are thousand of females working as percussionists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic percussionists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a percussionist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Rea Mochiach and Marta Klimasara.

While this isn't a list of all female percussionists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female percussionists?" and "Who are the best female percussionists?"
Sandra Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Percussionists
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Sandra Lynn Brown is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire. ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Percussionist

Credits: French Silk, Smoke Screen

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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Percussionists
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Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She is announced as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015. ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Scotland, Aberdeenshire

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Percussionist

Credits: The Children, Freedom Machines, Touch the Sound, Golf in the Kingdom, See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, + more

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Gloria Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Percussionists
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"Glorious" Gloria Parker is an American entertainer and female icon during the big band or swing era, as an all girl bandleader. The Gloria Parker Show aired nightly from 1950 to 1957, coast to coast on WABC Radio and Parker entertained her audience playing the marimba, organ and the singing glasses ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Actor, Multi-instrumentalist

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Rea Mochiach is a film score composer, percussionist and bassist. ...more

Age: 45

Profession: Film Score Composer, Bassist, Percussionist

Credits: Gogol Bordello Non-Stop, A Five Minute Walk

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