Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC (Hardcover)

The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC

By Karen Chilton

University of Michigan Press, 9780472115679, 312pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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The first biography of an important but overlooked African American pianist, singer, actor, and civil-rights advocate



Praise For Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC

"Karen Chilton's highly anticipated Hazel Scott is both elegant and eloquent." --Wil Haygood, author of King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.



“[A] compact and engaging book . . . succinct and lucid. . . . Perhaps the highest compliment one can pay to this fine biography is that during the first 150 pages the reader is wondering why Scott isn’t better known, at least in the jazz world. But by the story’s end . . . the same reader knows exactly why, but is still likely to be singing her praises as a true trailblazer in African-American culture.”
JazzTimes

"[A] compact and engaging book . . . succinct and lucid. . . . Perhaps the highest compliment one can pay to this fine biography is that during the first 150 pages the reader is wondering why Scott isn’t better known, at least in the jazz world. But by the story's end . . . the same reader knows exactly why, but is still likely to be singing her praises as a true trailblazer in African-American culture."
JazzTimes

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