Education, Entertainment, Music, Past Event
Hazel Scott: The Darling of Café Society
Curated and Directed by Karen Chilton
Musical Direction by Damien Sneed
As we celebrate Black Music Month, tune in to the encore presentation of the Apollo Live Wire highlighting the life and accomplishments of Hazel Scott. In a career that spanned over four decades, Juilliard-trained pianist and child prodigy, Hazel Scott captivated audiences worldwide with her swing renditions of the classics. Born in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad and raised in Harlem, Scott was the first black artist to host her own television show, The Hazel Scott Show, in 1950 on the Dumont network. On the centennial of her birth, we remember Scott for her groundbreaking accomplishments in the entertainment industry as well as her outspoken advocacy for civil rights. Narration by Karen Chilton, with performances by pianist Damien Sneed and saxophonist & vocalist Camille Thurman.
Join us the entire month of June as we celebrate Black Music Month! The Apollo will uplift and celebrate the enduring legacy of Black music with a series of digital broadcasts and events.