On George Gershwin
If you’re a jazz musician you most certainly know who George Gershwin is. Gershwin is a renowned American composer and pianist. Many of his songs are jazz standards and have been featured in movies such as Disney’s Fantasia, covered by many other musicians including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s landmark performance in North Korea.
Gershwin is one of my favorite musicians. Yet, few people my age are familiar with him or his music. I appreciate that his music tells stories without words - it’s like reading a book or watching a movie, with well-defined beginnings, middles, and ends.
If you haven’t listened to Gershwin before, you need to. Here are a few songs to start: