Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hazel Dorothy Scott was a jazz and classical pianist and singer. She was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in New York City from the age of four. Early recognized as a child prodigy, she was awarded scholarships to study classical piano at the Juilliard School from the age of eight. As a teenager, she performed piano and trumpet with her mother's Alma Long Scott all-girl jazz band which sometimes featured Lil Hardin-Armstrong. By age 16, she regularly performed for radio programs for the Mutual Broadcasting System gaining a reputation as the "hot classicist." In the mid-1930s she also performed at the Roseland Dance Hall with the Count Basie Orchestra. Her early musical theater appearances in New York included the Cotton Club Revue of 1938, Sing Out the News and The Priorities of 1942. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, she performed jazz, blues, ballads, popular and classical music in various nightclubsshow more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135740679
  • 9786135740677