Depicting Hazel Scott (1920 - 1981) prominent Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist and singer.
Each brooch is hand cut from shrink plastic so they can vary in size slightly, but are approximately 6 cm in height. They are coated with a clear acrylic spray coat to protect the finish and have a double pin style fixing with metal clutches on the reverse.
Your pin bagde will come attached to a printed card, wrapped in a little bubble wrap and tissue, and posted in a small cardboard postal box.
Hazel Scott (1920-1981) - prominent Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist and singer.
Scott was recognised as a musical prodigy at a very early age and won prestigious scholarships to study at the Juilliard School in New York from the age of 8. By the time she was 16 Scott was performing on the radio and was a member of her mother’s “Alma Long Scott” all-girl jazz band, playing the piano and trumpet. Scott was the first African-American woman to have a TV show, “The Hazel Scott Show” - featuring a variety of entertainment.
Having long been committed and involved in civil rights, Scott fought out against the racial discrimination and prejudice she encountered as a performer, and voluntarily appeared before the HUAC during the Red Scare. Almost immediately after her appearance her show was cancelled. To avoid the political fallout in the US, Scott moved to Paris in the late 1950’s, not returning to the States until 1967 by which time the Civil Rights Movement had led to federal legislation ending racial segregation and enforcing the protection of voting rights of all citizens in addition to other social advances.
Scott died of cancer in 1981, at the age of 61. She was buried at Flushing Cemetery in Queens, New York, near other musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Johnny Hodges and Dizzy Gillespie.