- NAME: Earl Hines
- OCCUPATION: Pianist
- BIRTH DATE: December 28, 1903
- DEATH DATE: April 22, 1983
- Did You Know?: Earl Hines's earliest piano lessons were taught by his mother.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Duquesne, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Oakland, California
- Full Name: Earl Kenneth Hines
- Nickname: Fatha
- Nickname: Father of Modern Jazz Piano
- AKA: Earl Hines
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Known as the "Father of Modern Jazz Piano," Earl Hines played with such luminaries as Louis Armstrong and was an accomplished bandleader.
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After critic Stanley Dance talked Hines into performing a couple of concerts at the Little Theatre in New York in 1964, the veteran jazz great enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. He was elected a member of Downbeat magazine's jazz hall of fame in 1965,
and the following year was part of a Unites States-sponsored tour in the Soviet Union.
Hines led his own small band into the 1980s and continued to perform regularly throughout the country. He delivered his final concert just weeks before his death from a heart attack in Oakland, California, on April 22, 1983.
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