February 14, 2011
NEW YORK,-- One of the world's most influential and beloved jazz pianists and composers, Sir George Shearing, died shortly after 1:00 a.m. the morning of February 14 of cardiac arrest. Shearing was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in June 2007. A popular recording artist and concert performer, Shearing composed over 300 songs including the jazz standard, "Lullaby of Birdland". Shearing is survived by his wife Ellie.
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