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Shirley Scott (Organ)

Born: 14th March 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: 10th March 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: American

Shirley Scott was an American jazz organist.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Scott studied trumpet and piano in school. As a performer in the 1950s, she played the Hammond B-3 organ. Her recordings with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis included the hit "In the Kitchen". Influenced by gospel and blues, she played soul jazz in the 1960s with Stanley Turrentine, who became her husband during the same decade; the couple divorced in 1971.

Although organ trios declined in popularity during the 1970s, they resurged in the 1980s and she recorded again.

All Genres: Shirley Scott

Big Band & Swing

Free Jazz & Avant-Garde

Modal & Post Bop