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George Shearing


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Born: 1919/08/13
Birth Place: Battersea, London, UK
Years Active: 1947–present
Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Swing, Cool Jazz

Sir George Shearing, OBE (born August 13, 1919) is an Anglo-American jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group which recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, he has had multiple albums on the ''Billboard'' charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He became known for a piano technique known as Shearing's voicing, a type of double melody block chord, with an additional fifth part that doubles the melody an octave lower. George Shearing credits the Glenn Miller orchestra's reed section of the late thirties and early forties as an important influence. Shearing's interest in classical music resulted in some performances with concert or... Continue Bio >>


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