George Shearing

George Shearing Biography

Anglo-American blind jazz pianist.

Born: 13 August 1919 in Battersea, London, England, UK.

Died: 14 February 2011 in New York City, New York, USA (aged 91).

He moved to the US in 1947, and was amongst the first postwar British jazz musicians to make a solid career there. He was oppointed OBE in 2007, and then knighted in 2007, both by Queen Elizabeth II. He died of heart failure.

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