|Born||March 14, 1934|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died||March 10, 2002(aged 67)|
|Genres||Bebop, hard bop, jazz blues, soul jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Bandleader, composer, organist, pianist, educator|
|Labels||Prestige, Impulse!, Atlantic, Cadet, Candid|
|Associated acts||Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest|
Shirley Scott (March 14, 1934 – March 10, 2002) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist. She was best known for working with her husband, Stanley Turrentine, and with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, both saxophonists. She was known as "Queen of the Organ".
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Scott was an admirer of Jimmy Smith, Jackie Davis (American soul jazz singer, organist and bandleader), and Bill Doggett (American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist; and played piano and trumpet before moving to the Hammond organ, her main instrument, though on occasion she still played piano. In the 1950s she became known for her work (1956–1959) with the saxophone player Eddie Davis, particularly on the song "In the Kitchen". She was married to Stanley Turrentine and played with him from 1960 to 1969. Later, she led her own group, mostly a trio. Saxophonist Harold Vick often played with her.
Albums with an (*) feature Shirley Scott on piano.
With Stanley Turrentine
With Mildred Anderson
With Al Grey
With Joe Newman