Shirley Horn, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Shirley Horn

American singer

Date of Birth: 01-May-1934

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

Date of Death: 20-Oct-2005

Profession: singer, pianist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Shirley Horn

  • Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist.
  • She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others.
  • She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as "like having two heads", and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as "like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice".

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