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Referred in Senate (02/16/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 300 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 300



                           February 16, 2006

        Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Paying tribute to Shirley Horn in recognition of her many achievements 
      and contributions to the world of jazz and American culture.

Whereas on October 20, 2005, the United States lost jazz legend Shirley Horn, 
        who contributed greatly to the musical landscape of the Nation through 
        her artistry and musical talent;
Whereas Shirley Horn was born in 1934 in Washington, D.C., and started her 
        musical career at the age of four on her grandmother's piano;
Whereas at the tender age of 12, Shirley Horn studied composition and piano at 
        Howard University and was invited to attend the prestigious Juilliard 
        School in New York City when she was 18;
Whereas jazz gives a powerful voice to the American experience and is born of a 
        diverse society, uniting people across the divides of race, region, and 
        national boundaries, and draws from life experience and human emotion;
Whereas over her long and distinguished career, Shirley Horn performed and 
        worked with jazz legends, including Miles Davis and Quincy Jones;
Whereas Shirley Horn recorded over two dozen albums and was lauded with numerous 
        honors, including the Grammy Award for best jazz vocal performance in 
        1998, election into the Lionel Hampton Jazz Hall of Fame in 1996, an 
        honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in 1998, the 2003 
        Jazz at Lincoln Center Award, inclusion in ASCAP's Wall of Fame as the 
        2005 living legend, and the 2005 NEA Jazz Master, the Nation's highest 
        honor in jazz;
Whereas Shirley Horn never forgot her roots and continued to support and perform 
        in her local community of Washington, D.C., receiving the Mayor's Arts 
        Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; and
Whereas Shirley Horn's voice and piano had a profound effect on her listeners 
        around the world: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) notes with deep sorrow the death of Shirley Horn and 
        extends heartfelt sympathy to her husband and family; and
            (2) recognizes Shirley Horn's many achievements and 
        contributions to the world of jazz and American culture and 
        notes the loss to American culture with her passing.

            Passed the House of Representatives February 15, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,


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