An activist, pianist, artist, mother, and wife, Hazel Scott is a Trinidad-born American Jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actress. Born 1920, Hazel Scott’s artistry gave her the platform to speak out against racial discrimination, segregation, and advocate for better representation of Black Americans in film and the arts. Accredited as the first African-American woman to host her own television show, we are proud to celebrate her legacy this African American History Month!
Join the March on Washington Film Festival for a special screening of A CELEBRATION OF HAZEL SCOTT: Activism through Music and Art, produced by our cultural partner, the Apollo Theater, narrated by Hazel Scott biographer Karen Chilton, with performances by pianist Damien Sneed and saxophonist & vocalist Camille Thurman.
Featuring a virtual conversation with recording artist and instrumentalist Damien Sneed and MOWFF Artistic Director Isisara Bey.