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Shirley Horn


An excellent ballad singer along with a talented pianist, Shirley Horn defer potential achievement until finally learning to be a main attraction during her fifties. She researched piano from age four. After going to Howard College or university, Horn come up with her 1st trio in 1954, and was prompted in the first ’60s by Kilometers Davis and Quincy Jones. She documented three albums during 1963-1965 for Mercury and ABC/Paramount, but thought we would hang in there Washington, D.C., and increase a family rather than pursuing her profession. In the first ’80s, she started documenting for SteepleChase, but Shirley Horn actually got her discovery in 1987 when she began making information for Verve, a link that continuing on information like 1998’s I RECALL Kilometers and 2001’s You’re My Thrill. On the way she found many renowned honors including seven Grammy nominations (and something win for Greatest Jazz Vocal Recording with I RECALL Mls), a 1996 induction in to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Hall of Popularity and France’s the Academie Du Jazz’s Prix Billie Vacation on her behalf 1990 record Close A sufficient amount of for Appreciate. In 2001 Horn’s wellness begun to fail (she acquired her left feet amputated because of diabetes) even though it affected her piano playing, she continuing to execute sporadically and documented one final record for Verve, 2003’s Might the Music Hardly ever End. Horn passed on on Oct 20, 2005, because of problems from diabetes.

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Full Name Shirley Horn
Died October 20, 2005, Maryland, United States
Profession Singer, Jazz Pianist
Education Howard University
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album
Music Songs A Time for Love, Summer, Come Dance With Me, Hit the Road Jack, Where Do You Start?, Return to Paradise, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, Here's to Life, Our Love Is Here to Stay, Once I Loved, May the Music Never End, You Don't Know Me, How Am I to Know, Quietly There, If You Love Me, I Just Found Out About Love, Where Are You Going, Something Happens to Me, Come a Little Closer / Wild Is the Wind, Hard Hearted Hannah, This Can't Be Love, The Great City, Do It Again, You're Nearer, All My Tomorrows, How Long Has This Been Going On, Solitary Moon, You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To, He Never Mentioned Love, Loads of Love, And I Love Him, Just for a Thrill
Albums Here's to Life, Live at the 4 Queens, I Remember Miles, Embers and Ashes, I Love You, Paris, Shirley Horn with Horns, Light Out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles), The Main Ingredient, Close Enough for Love, May the Music Never End, Loads of Love, Travelin' Light, Violets for Your Furs, Softly, You Won't Forget Me, You're My Thrill, The Garden of the Blues, I Thought About You, All Night Long, A Lazy Afternoon, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Henry Mancini, I Thought About You: Live at Vine Street, At the Gaslight Square, St. Louis, Shirley Horn: Embers and Ashes / At the Gaslight Square / Loads of Love, But Beautiful: The Best of Shirley Horn, Jazz 'Round Midnight, Travelin’ Light / Horn of Plenty, Ultimate, The Swingin’ Shirley Horn, Just in Time, Embers and Ashes / Where Are You Going (2 Classics LP Remastered), Jazz Legends Collection, Jazz Legends (Remastered), Jazz Legend, Great Classics, Shirley Horn - Day by Day, Jazz Moments, Jazz Pearls (Remastered), The Jazz Series, Too Marvelous for Words, Day by Day, Jazz Dog Collection, Intimate Shirley Horn, Love Is Here to Stay
Movies Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute, Shirley Horn: Live at the Village Vanguard, Tim Festival 2003, Ella Fitzgerald: The Legendary First Lady of Song

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1 Diabetes claimed much of her leg and she was unable to play the piano however she continued singing from a wheelchair.
2 She confined her performances to the Washington and Baltimore areas in order to avoid being on the road and also to be at home with her daughter.
3 Jazz vocalist and pianist.
4 Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 2000.



Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011 performer: "That Old Black Magic"
Swinging with the Finkels 2011 performer: "Here's To Life"
For Love of Ivy 1968 "For Love of Ivy"



Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 Jazz Singer



The Miles Davis Story 2001 TV Movie documentary
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute 1995 Video documentary Herself - Vocalist / Pianist
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Herself - Guest

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