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Shirley Horn

Jazz Musician
Female
Born May 1, 1934
Hometown District of Columbia
Died Oct 20, 2005

Shirley Valerie Horn was an American jazz singer and pianist. Horn collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others.

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  • Quincy Jones Receives Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award
    Huffington Post - Nov 22, 2015
  • Shirley Horn On Piano Jazz
    NPR - May 01, 2015
  • Matt Farmer: A Voice I No Longer Hear
    Huffington Post - Jun 17, 2013
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    D.C. Jazz Festival 2013: The Roots And A Dave Brubeck Tribute Lead 10 Day Event (Photos)
    The Huffington Post - Jun 03, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1934 Birth Born on May 1, 1934.

TWENTIES

1960 26 Years Old Horn first achieved fame in 1960, through her association with Miles Davis. … Read More

FIFTIES

1992 58 Years Old Although she preferred to perform in small settings, such as her trio, she also recorded with orchestras, as on the 1992 album Here's to Life, the title song (lyrics by Phyllis Molinary, music by Artie Butler) of which became her signature song. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 68 Years Old 1 More Event
After 2002, a foot amputation (from complications of diabetes) led her to leave the piano playing to pianist George Mesterhazy. … Read More
2005 71 Years Old 1 More Event
She was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award in 2005 (the highest honors that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians). … Read More
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