George Shearing Photo

George Shearing

Born: Aug 13, 1919

Death: Feb 14, 2011

Birthplace: Battersea

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United Kingdom

George Shearing

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1919
Date of Death : Feb 14, 2011
Birth Place : Battersea

Sir George Shearing, OBE was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City, at the age of 91.


  • Musician
  • Pianist
  • Film Score Composer

Also known as

  • The Serene Poet of Jazz
  • Stephane Grapelly and his Quintet
  • The George Shearing Trio
  • Shearing, George
  • The George Shearing Quintet
  • Sir George Shearing
  • Sir George Albert Shearing
  • George Albert Shearing
  • Sir George Shearing, OBE


  • Ellie Geffert
  • Beatrice Bayes
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