She was a child prodigy at age 8, shared the bill with Count Basie at New York’s first integrated nightclub at the age of 15,and was considered a has-been by her mid-30s. But Hazel Scott’s legacy is one to celebrate. Born in Trinidad and raised in Harlem, Hazel Scott became an international star and outspoken civil-rights advocate who challenged the status quo and spoke out against deplorable treatment of black actors & musicians.


  • Adam Clayton Powell III Vice Provost for Globalization, and Senior Fellow, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California
  • Karen Chilton Author, "Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC" (Univ. of Michigan Press)

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