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At the Grammy Awards a few weeks ago, Alicia Keys dazzled everyone away not only by hitting the perfect notes as a host, but also by playing a medley of hit songs spanning five decades on TWO pianos! 

This was in tribute to Hazel Scott (1920 – 1981). Hazel was a jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actress. In addition to Lena Horne, Trinidadian-born Scott was one of the first Afro-Caribbean women to be given major film roles. She also was a courageous advocate for civil rights and was blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunt. 

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To find out more about this talented and courageous woman, please visit: 

https://narratively.com/this-black-woman-was-once-the-biggest-star-in-jazz-here

And check out this amazing performance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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