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Erroll Garner

Born: 
06/15/1921
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Died: 
01/02/1977
Years Active: 
1930-1975
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Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Garner was self-taught and remained an "ear player" all his life – he never learned to read music. Short in stature (5 foot 2 inches), Garner performed sitting on multiple telephone directories, except when playing in New York City, where a Manhattan phone book was sufficient.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
New Jazz Foundation Concert 06/22/1945 Town Hall - NYC NYC New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie-Charlie Parker Combo / Erroll Garner 07/05/1945 Three Deuces NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 02/10/1950 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/11/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/12/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/13/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/14/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/15/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/16/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Gene Ammons / Erroll Garner 01/17/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Erroll Garner 10/18/1952 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
Festival of Modern American Jazz 02/07/1954 D.C. Armory Washington District of Columbia USA
Shaw Artists Jazz Show 02/20/1955 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Birdland Stars of '55 03/01/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Erroll Garner 01/05/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/06/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/07/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/08/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/09/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/10/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/11/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/12/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/13/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/14/1956 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Erroll Garner 01/27/1956 Basin Street East NYC New York USA

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