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Jane Little

This week, the world of classical music and community of orchestra bassists, myself included, pay tribute to not only a very special lady with a very special birthday, but also a milestone that is hitting a very high note with the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest professional tenure with a single ensemble.

This ensemble, one of my very favorites, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, spread the news all over social media that the Assistant Principal Bassist Emeritus, and Atlanta, Georgia native, Jane Little, is celebrating the completion of her 71st year/season with the ASO as she celebrates her 87th birthday this week.  She will be the first person to have held a position with an orchestra for such a time.  She was under the direction of many special and talented directors such as Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Sir John Barbirolli, and Yoel Levi.

When you have a passion, you show commitment, and she is a prime example of this.  She truly is an inspiration to us as she is quite fluent in the universal language: music.

Thank you for sharing your dedication and your talent with the world.  
                  Here's to you, Jane..:

(Courtesy of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
February 5th, 2016

1945 Portrait - Altanta Youth Symphony

Announcement on social media from the ASO.

 "She's All About That Bass"

Portrait - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  Her bass is a rare Carlo Giuseppi Testore from around 1705.

Happy Birthday, Miss Jane, and many years of great health, success and spreading your joy of life!

Have a great weekend, everyone!



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