Thursday, February 21, 2019

Black History Month - Hazel Scott - Jazz & Classical Pianist!

Hazel Scott was a jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actor. Ms. Scott was a piano prodigy and received a scholarship to Julliard at the age of 8 years old!! 

"In 1950, she became the first black person to have a TV show, The Hazel Scott Show." (Wikipedia)

Unfortunately, Hazel Scott was blacklisted after testifying before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) during the McCarthy era.

There's an ebook out about Hazel Scott's life titled, 
Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Café Society to Hollywood to HUAC by Karen Chilton that I want to read.


  1. I had not heard of Hazel Scott before. You are doing a great job with Black History Month!

    1. I had not heard of Hazel Scott either until I listened to a podcast about music about a year ago.

      Thank you for your kind words!