Monnette Sudler

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Monnette Sudler
Birth name Monnette Goldman
Born 1952 (age 64–65)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, poet
Instruments Guitar

Monnette Sudler (born June 5, 1952)[1] is an American jazz musician, composer and poet. Her primary instrument is the guitar. In her over 30-year career she has performed and recorded with such jazz notables as Grover Washington Jr., Steve Turre, Reggie Workman, Cecil McBee, and Hamiet Bluiett; among many others.


Sudler was born Monnette Goldman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Lea Goldman, married Truman W. Sudler in 1957. She started her music education with the piano but started to play guitar at the age of 15. She attended Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1970 and the same year started to play professionally. She also earned a degree from Temple University in 2003.


  • 1977 Time for a Change (SteepleChase)
  • 1978 Brighter Days for You (SteepleChase)
  • 1979 Live in Europe (SteepleChase)
  • 1990 Other Side of the Gemini
  • 1995 Time for a Change
  • 1998 Just One More Kiss
  • 2005 Meeting of the Spirits
  • 2008 Let the Rhythm Take You
  • 2009 Where Have All the Legends Gone?


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