February 14, 2011

Jazz News: George Shearing Has Died

Jazz pianist and composer George Shearing has died at the age of 91. Here's the story in the New York Times:

George Shearing, 'Lullaby of Birdland' Jazz Virtuoso, Dies at 91
By Peter Keepnews

George Shearing, the British piano virtuoso who overcame blindness to become a worldwide jazz star, and whose composition “Lullaby of Birdland” became an enduring jazz standard, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 91. More...

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