Author and musician Toni Rose discusses African American women in music in Philadelphia, including Willa Ward of the World-Famous Ward Singers, about whom Rose and Willa Ward-Royster collaborated on How I Got Over: Clara Ward and the World-Famous Ward Singers. Rose also reflects on world-renowned saxophonist Myrtle Young, an original member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Toni Rose is a freelance writer and musician. She has worked with many bands and groups as a vocalist and drummer. She sculpts and writes poetry and was co-owner of High Fashion Designs: Ben-Toni Label.