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

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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.

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Comments [1]

Helen from Woodside

How sweet to come home to this fabulous special. I know of Hazel's music (and her marriage to ACP) but there was SO much about Hazel the person and her musical connections that I had to learn. Thank you!!

Feb. 16 2012 09:00 PM

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