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Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn began her career as a pianist in a Washington, D.C. night club, and only later did she ease into her now-familiar role as a jazz vocalist. "It was no big thing," said Horn, "but then I started to realize how much I loved to sing." Initially content to remian at a local artist, she played Washington DC's the One Step Down for more than twenty years, Horn was coaxed away to New York City by Miles Davis, the legendary jazz trumpeter.

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