Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha" Hines, was an American jazz pianist. Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of modern jazz piano and, according to one major source, is "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz". Earl Hines was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania 12 miles from Pittsburgh city center. His father played cornet and was leader of Pittsburgh's Eureka Brass Band, his stepmother a church organist. Hines intended to follow his father on cornet but "blowing" hurt him behind the ears - while the piano didn't....
|Birthdate:||December 28, 1903|
|Date of death:||April 22, 1983|
|Education:||Schenley High School|
|Also known as:||Earl Fatha Hines, Hines, Earl 'Fatha', Earl 'Fatha' Hines|