ACTION — Dear Oprah: a little jazz before you split, please?

dear oprah:

please spotlight some jazz. this is a call to action for those who either care about jazz or who follow oprah (or those who do both).

if nothing else check out the accompanying video featuring jazz pianist and vocalist hazel scott (with charlie mingus on bass!). hazel scott was doing a march of dimes promo in a successful fifties effort to wipe out polio in the usa. hazel scott is absolutely magnificent!

be sure to go here ( and read the article.