GEORGE-SHEARING-Obituary

GEORGE A. SHEARING

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SHEARING--George A. The members of The Lotos Club mourn the loss of their distinguished colleague and longtime friend, George A. Shearing, and send condolences to his family.

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went to see him in ct. and he was great.

I'm missing those Sunday Scrabble games and drinks with Uncle Leon and YOU!

Thank you George, for giving me so many hours of listening pleasure. You were among the very best of jazz pianists!

Sir George Shearing was the most kindest,caring and loving man.He treated people as equals in his life.I had the privilege to drive Sir George Shearing and his lovely wife Mrs.Ellie Shearing when they needed a car from the company I worked for.I was treated like family by them.Sir George Shearing was one of the greatest in his craft.His music when I hear it brings tears to my eyes at the loss of this great man.The Angels are happy in heaven now that Sir George Shearing is playing his music...

A piano inspiration to several generations, he influenced my keyboard harmonics... his style was more than block chords. Many times the chords carried the melody line, colorful counterpoint and bass tonic notes simultaneously. Quite unique and hard to duplicate. He will be missed by a world of fans. Paul Spitzfaden, Jr. (Mandeville, LA)

In the early 60's, I saw George Shearing and his group play in Detroit, Michigan. I just loved his sound. Years later, he married my high school music teacher, Ellie Geffert. Ellie spoke to me one night on the telephone in the early 80's with George sitting at her elbow chatting with both of us. It was such a thrill for me and I loved sharing several stories with them. Somehow after that we lost contact and I've always been sorry about it because each of them were such great performers and...

Never to be replaced; thanks for all that great music and performances.

I loved the wonderful playing of George Shearing so very much. For me he was a tue hero for the past fifty years. I first heard his playing when my father played a recording for me when I was about twelve years of age. From that time on He was my hero. I first saw and meant him at Baker keyboard jazz club around 1963. Every time he was anywhere near Detroit I would go to see him perform. I meant him a few times and he could not have been nicer to me. I loved the man and will always miss him....