Death of George Shearing

August 13, 1919 - February 14, 2011
New York, New York | Age 91

Jazz pianist dies at 91
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CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — George Shearing, the ebullient jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland" and had a string of hits both with and without his quintet, has died. He was 91.

Shearing, blind since birth, died early Monday morning in Manhattan of congestive heart failure, his longtime manager Dale Sheets said.

Shearing had been a superstar of the jazz world since a couple of years after he arrived in the United States...

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