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Shirley Horn
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Age71 (age at death)
Birthday 1 May, 1934
Birthplace Washington, DC
Died 20 October, 2005
Place of Death Washington, DC
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Horn first achieved fame in 1960, when Miles Davis "discovered" her.
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Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist. She collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others. She was most noted for her ability to accompany herself with nearly incomparable independence and ability on the piano while singing, something described by arranger Johnny Mandel as "like having two heads", and for her rich, lush voice, a smoky contralto, which was described by noted producer and arranger Quincy Jones as "like clothing, as she seduces you with her voice".

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