American All Girl Band in Quebec City Canada
Their goal was to be the BEST LITTLE BIG BAND of their time. While a number of musicians heard the group- Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton included- the general comments were much the same- 'Great- ' Exciting!'- and 'Swinging!' Flo Dreyer- Leader- Trumpet & Valve Trombone Flo now lives in Miami, come from Indiana where she began playing trumpet at the age of thirteen, went on to play in different groups and after forming her own band,has toured coast to coast, South America, Hawaii, Canada, Japan, etc. This Quebec City is of a live performance. Fagle Liebman- girl drummer from Brooklyn, N.Y., left early in her carreer to join a twenty piece orchestra under the direction of D'Artega, classical conductor. Besides singing in French and Spanish, Fagle also does the arranging for the group. Before joining the Flo Dreyer Band, she toured the states and wrote special material for bands and acts. Stella Mattern---Piano hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. And began as many other piano greats, studiously mastering the classics The MacPhail School of Music provided her formal piano education and Stella took it from there. Greta Gibson Samier vocal- soprano, alto,& bass sax.Prior to the Flo Dreyer All Girl Quintet, Greta worked with all big girl bands throughout the U.S and the Far East. After the Flo Dreyer home based in Miami, Florida she decided to go back on the road performing as a single act playing five different saxophones with special dialogue befitting musical themes and was accompanies by the house band at supper clubs throughout U.S and Canada. Bass- Toby Pauline Butler originally a trumpet player with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm Big Band quickly changed from trumpet to bass fiddle when offered a job in Caracas Venezuela at the Capri club with the Flo Dreyer Band. Upon returning to the states she joined up with Fagle and Stella rounding out a swinging rhythm section. She never went back to playing Trumpet and stayed with Flo for nine years. Her meter and rhythm matched Fagle's beat and it was magic.