10 Blind Musicians Who Inspire With Their Talent and Bravery

8. George Shearing

George ShearingGeorge Shearing is a British jazz pianist who was born with congenital glaucoma and later emigrated to the United States. George lost his sight completely when he was a teenager, and he started to play music when he was a child. George was signed by a record label when he was 19, and he released his debut album “Piano Solos with Rhythm” in 1950. Since the release of his debut album, George has achieved much success, recognition, and many awards, and he is considered to be one of the most celebrated jazz pianists ever. George wrote jazz standards including:
  1. Lullaby of Birdland
  2. Conception
In 2007 he was given the OBE award and knighted by Queen Elizabeth.  He pioneered a piano technique known as "The Shearing Sound".  He passed away in New York City at the age of 91.

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