Shirley Valerie Horn

Shirley Valerie Horn

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 20 Oct 2005 (aged 71)
Cheverly, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 12131833 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. Known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top drawer piano playing, she became a star in her 60s with a series of 14 luminous albums for Verve Records throughout the 1990s. Nominated for nine Grammys, she won the best jazz vocal performance award in 1998, for her album "I Remember Miles" dedicated to her good friend and mentor Miles Davis. Her honors include a 2003 Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence, Kennedy Center Award 2004 and named a 2005 NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor for jazz composers and musicians. She also sang on the 1968 movie soundtracks, "For Love of Ivy" and "A Dandy in Aspic."

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 22 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12131833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Valerie Horn (1 May 1934–20 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12131833, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .