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February 17, 2011
Dear Ellie,

While I heard George play many times in Cleveland, especially Severance Hall, and once in Aurora, Ohio, you had me speak to him in a chair during intermission. While growing up I purchased every album he ever made and Blue Chiffon remains my favorite. I asked him if he could play "Love-Wise" from that album, but he said that he got so many requests he couldn't, but said it was one of his favorites.
After intermission he returned to the piano and said he always receives many requests and couldn't play them.

The first sounds which came from his piano were the first five notes introducing the melody of Love-Wise bringing tears of joy to my eyes. He was truly a beautiful musician and a superb artist. His sound will always be with me. That night will always be one of the moments...

My deepest condolences,

Ray W. Clarke, Cleveland & Palm Beach
February 17, 2011
What can you say ?
A MAJOR Jazz icon who gave work to many great
side players.
He will be missed.

Jack Stafford

Vancouver, B.C.
CANADA
February 17, 2011
Condolences to George'
February 17, 2011
WE HAVE ENJOYED THE LOVELY SOUNDS OF THIS TRULY GIFTED PIANO GREAT OVER THE YEARS AND WE ARE GREATFUL WE LIVED AT THIS TIME WHEN HE PLAYED AND RECORDED SO MANY GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS. MAY GOD'S LIGHT GUIDE HIS PATH TO HEAVENLY REST. WE'LL NEVER FORGET HIM.
February 17, 2011
I am a 68 year young singer and music programmer. George Shearing is at the top of the list. His music will live forever.

Ian MacKinnon-Sitzman
February 17, 2011
Dear Ellie,
As a lifelong admirer of George and performer of his transcriptions you may remember our meeting in the Stow on the Wold Tesco in 1998. George and you were gracious in chatting with me about shared interests - music and church. [I am a retired Episcopal priest and former cathedral organist and had a home in the Cotswolds.] I will never forget that unexpected encounter and know that you must be consoled by the wonderful life you lived together. May George rest in peace and rise in Christ's glory.
Faithfully, Bob McCloskey
February 17, 2011
The Old Tappan NJ community is sorry for your loss. George's music will live on forever.
February 17, 2011
As a teen in the Philly area in the 50's a most popular 45 record was, Black Smith Blues and on the reverse side was Lullaby of Broadway.....it was a winner and still is!!! Sue Tull Voorhees NJ
February 16, 2011
I always enjoyed George Shearing amd especially remember his Sunday afternoon sessions at the Town House in Monroeville, PA back in the '60s. His music will keep him alive forever!
February 16, 2011
The music in heaven has just been sweetened...Rest in Peace George...John W. Strobel III (Midnight Matinee)

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