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Hazel Scott the pioneering journey of a jazz pianist from Café Society to Hollywood to HUAC by Karen Chilton

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Scott, Hazel.,
  • Pianists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.,
  • African American women musicians -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-261), discography (p. 253-258), filmography (p. 253-258), and index.

StatementKaren Chilton.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML417.S427 C45 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 277 p. :
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22971017M
ISBN 100472115677
ISBN 109780472115679
LC Control Number2008011493

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Hazel Scott was a pioneering jazz and classical pianist, vocalist, recording and concert artist and civil rights spearhead starting in the late 's and early 's. At a time when most audiences were still segregated, she insisted and had it written in her contracts that she wouldn't perform unless the audience was de-segregated/5(10). As this is a book by Hazel parker we know that there is going to be a HEA that we will love. We also know as she is one of my favourite authors that the story will be well written, with interesting twist like Scott helping her to flirt with another man/5. Karen Chilton chronicles Scott's life and career in a new book. Chilton and Scott's son, Adam Clayton Powell III, speak with Tony Cox. Before Oprah, TV Audiences Cozied Up To HazelAuthor: Karen Chilton. Hazel Scott Boogie-Woogie Piano Transcriptions Paperback – January 1, by Hazel Scott (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(2).

Born Hazel Dorothy Scott in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on J , this jazz queen came into the world with top notch musical genes. While her father was a West African scholar from Liverpool, England, her mother was a classically trained pianist and music teacher. Hazel Scott (J – October 2, ) was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actor. She was a critically acclaimed performing artist and an outspoken critic of racial discrimination and segregation. She used her influence to improve the representation of black Americans in film. "Hazel Scott's life becomes an emotional roller coaster, still performing but largely out of the limelight. The author, while sympathetic to her subject, wisely tries to keep balance and avoid simplistic conclusions to describe an obviously complex and talented person.". Hazel Scott is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Hazel Scott and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and .

"Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. Even in an era where there was limited mainstream recognition of Black Stars, Hazel Scott's talent stood out and she is still fondly remembered by a large segment of the community. I am pleased to see her legend honored." Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and director "This book is really, really . "A wonderful book about an extraordinary woman: Hazel Scott was a glamorous, gifted musician and fierce freedom fighter. Thank you Karen Chilton for reintroducing her. May she never be forgotten."Farah Griffin, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, classical and jazz musician Hazel Scott became one of America's premier pianists of her time. Born on J , this child prodigy first started tickling the ivories at age 3 under the guidance of her mother. Hazel Scott, Actress: I Dood It. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, classical and jazz musician Hazel Scott became one of America's premier pianists of her time. Born on J , this child prodigy first started tickling the ivories at age 3 under the guidance of her mother. She moved with her family to the U.S. in where she started performing in New York City and Occupation: Actress, Soundtrack, Music Department.