"If you see me up there on the stand smiling, I'm lost!"
- Earl Hines
Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines, was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one source, "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".
Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band