Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn
1934 - 2005
Shirley Horn  American Vocalist

Shirley Horn dating history


Shirley Horn was previously married to Sheppard Deering (1955).

Shirley Horn had encounters with Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis and Stephen Novosel.


American Vocalist Shirley Horn was born Shirley Valerie Horn on 1st May, 1934 in Washington, DC and passed away on 20th Oct 2005 Washington, DC aged 71. She is most remembered for Horn first achieved fame in 1960, when Miles Davis "discovered" her.. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Shirley Horn is a member of the following lists: Bell Records artists, American women singers and Grammy Award winners.


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First Name Shirley
Last Name Horn
Full Name at Birth Shirley Valerie Horn
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st May, 1934
Birthplace Washington, DC
Died 20th October, 2005
Place of Death Washington, DC
Cause of Death Complications of diabetes
Buried Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University Howard University Junior School of Music, DC
Occupation Text SingerPianist, SingerPianist
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Horn first achieved fame in 1960, when Miles Davis "discovered" her.
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Blues music, blues
Music Genre Vocal, Piano
Year(s) Active 1959-2004, 1959–2004
Music Style Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Music Mood Stylish, Elegant, Intimate, Passionate, Sensual, Poignant, Sentimental, Romantic, Sophisticated, Refined/Mannered, Reserved, Soothing, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Gentle, Sweet
Instrument Piano, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano
Record Label Stere-o-craft (1960), Mercury (1963), ABC-Paramount (1965), Perception (1972), SteepleChase (1978-81), CBS (1985), Verve (1987-2005)
Associated Acts Miles Davis, Charles Ables, Steve Williams

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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Shirley Horn71 TaurusVocalist
Sheppard Deering-
Miles Davis65 GeminiTrumpeter
Wynton Marsalis60 LibraJazz Musician
Stephen Novosel-Bassist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
RainyFemaleSheppard Deering


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