Shirley Horn

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Descriptive "tags": jazz female vocalists vocal jazz jazz vocal piano Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Europe where her cabaret-orientated performances went down especially well. Nevertheless, this absence from the USA tended to conceal her talent, something her return to the recording studios in the 80s, after taking an extended hiatus to raise her family, began to correct. This return, aided by the urging of journalist-record producer Joel Siegel, led to numerous albums, all worthy of careful attention not only from audiences but also from other singers, contemporaries and newcomers, many of whom have expressed their respect and admiration.

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