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  1. Shirley Horn papers, circa 1935-2014

    approximately 2,630 items. 27 containers. 2 mapcase folders. 14 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Shirley Horn (1934-2005) was an American jazz pianist and singer. A lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., she was classically trained before discovering jazz, eventually forming her own trio in 1954. After graduating from Howard University, she recorded an album that caught the attention of Miles Davis, for whom she opened at the Village Vanguard in 1961. After recording two albums produced by Quincy Jones, she performed locally while raising her daughter. She began performing internationally in the early 1980s. Her subsequent albums garnered one Grammy win and nine nominations. The Shirley Horn Papers document her life and career through printed music, business records, programs, clippings, and photographs.