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Pianist and vocalist Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. A former child prodigy, she had a lifelong career as a jazz artist on both stage and screen, performing late into her life through the U.S. and Europe.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1980, Scott performs a set of standards, including tunes by Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin and Ray Noble. She also joins host Marian McPartland for a duet in “Fine And Dandy” and “Kool Bongo.”
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1980.