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George Shearing

Born 13 August 1919. Died 14 March 2011.
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Jazz Library - George Shearing

George Shearing joins Alyn Shipton to look back over the highlights of his career.

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Biography

Sir George Shearing, OBE (13 August 1919 – 14 February 2011) was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", he had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City, at the age of 91.

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