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Jazz Musician of the Day: Erroll Garner

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All About Jazz is celebrating Erroll Garner's birthday today!

Born in Pittsburgh in 1921 (Sy Johnson\'s biographical note in The Erroll Garner Songbook has June 15, 1923 as Garner\'s birthdate), Errol Garner started playing piano at the age of two (three according to Johnson). He never learned to read music, probably because it was never a necessity for him. He learned to play the \'novelty\' styles of Zez Confrey and others from listening to 78 records...Born in Pittsburgh in 1921 (Sy Johnson\'s biographical note in The Erroll Garner Songbook has June 15, 1923 as Garner\'s birthdate), Errol Garner started playing piano at the age of two (three according to Johnson). He never learned to read music, probably because it was never a necessity for him. He learned to play the \'novelty\' styles of Zez Confrey and others from listening to 78 records... more

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