Shirley Scott

Biography

14 March 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 10 March 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Although she had studied both piano and trumpet as a child, Scott’s breakthrough occurred when she switched to organ in the mid-50s. Mostly working in small groups with a saxophone leader and a drummer, she became very popular. Her musical associates included outstanding jazzmen such as Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Stanley Turrentine (to whom she was married for a while), Jimmy Forrest... Read more

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jazz
funk
hammond
organ
jazz organ
soul jazz
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