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Born: 1903/12/28
Birth Place: Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Died: 1983/04/23
Genres: Swing, Big Band, Solo Piano

Earl Hines was born December 28, 1903 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania and became affectionally know as “Fatha” Hines in jazz circles. Hailed as the first modern jazz pianist, Hines style differed from other pianists of the '20's in his use of what was then considered unusual rhythms and accents. Hines became a dominate force on the Jazz scene and his playing shapes the history of jazz. Hines came from a musical family with his father playing cornet in a brass band and his stepmother playing the organ at their local church. Hines took classical piano lessons as a child and by age eleven he was playing the church organ. By age seventeen Hines had a regular gig playing piano for Lois Deppe in a P... Continue Bio >>


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