Don Shirley


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Don Shirley

Don Shirley Death

Donald passed away on April 6, 2013 at the age of 86.

Don Shirley death quick facts:
  • When did Don Shirley die?

    April 6, 2013
  • How old was Don Shirley when died?


Don Shirley Birthday and Date of Death

Don Shirley was born on January 29, 1927 and died on April 6, 2013. Donald was 86 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: January 29, 1927
Date of Death: April 6, 2013
Age at Death: 86

Don Shirley - Biography

Donald Walbridge Shirley (January 29, 1927 – April 6, 2013) was an American-Jamaican jazz pianist and composer. Shirley's piano skills were recognized at an early age and he began his career as a composer and virtuoso performer at a young age. Shirley's music is hard to categorize. As an arranger-composer he treated each piece of music as a new composition, not just an arrangement. Shirley played standards in a non-standard way. He was a virtuoso performers, playing everything from show tunes, to ballads, to his personal arrangements of Negro spirituals, to jazz, and always with the overtone of a classically trained musician who has utmost respect for the music he is playing.