Black and White Are Beautiful

Hazel Scott

1943 footage

In this clip from the 1943 film “The Heat’s On” Hazel Scott shows off her amazing piano technique on the key boards of two grand pianos simultaneously.

A classically trained pianist Hazel proved her worth starring in several films and was also a prominent jazz singer throughout the 1930s and ’40s. And although short lived she was the first African American woman to have her own TV show.

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