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Hazel Scott

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One of the greatest pianists of her time who became a mainstay on the jazz scene, challenging conceptions about blacks and women.

Before Fame

She was offered a scholarship to The Juilliard School of Music when she was nine years old.


She sang everything that came her way, from show tunes to Broadway songs.

Family Life

She was married to Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., a noted politician, until 1956.

Associated With

She contributed as much as Billie Holiday and Lena Horne did to the advancement of African-American women.