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Linton Garner: 1915-2003
Linton Garner

Born: March 25, 1915 in Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: March 6, 2003 in Vancouver, Canada

Pianist was brother of Errol Garner

Copyright © 2003 


Ron Hearn sends the following message:

"I am sad to report that pianist Linton Garner, older brother of Erroll Garner, passed earlier today in Vancouver, of a heart attack following a fall in his apartment. He was 87. Linton has been a resident of Vancouver for many years, playing in recent years at Rossini's restaurant here."

Linton Garner played with or arranged for Billy Eckstine, Earl Coleman, Fats Navarro and Babs Gonzales, among others, and recorded an album as a leader in 1959 under the title Garner Plays Garner.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation

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