Still Swinging, Still Classic: A Musical Biography of Pioneering Pianist Hazel Scott
Airs February 5th at 9PM on AM 820; February 16th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR
Sunday, February 05, 2012
A musical portrait of the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Known as the “darling of Café Society,” Hazel Scott became a trailblazer in Hollywood; an outspoken civil rights activist which made her a political target; and ultimately, an outcast, ostracized by the Church community because of her music.