His music is more or less the reason I play the piano. I remember wearing out a Michael Feinstein cassette of Gershwin standards when I was little. Asked my parents for my first lesson after seeing the Rhapsody in Blue segment of Fantasia 2000:
“As long as he had an audience, George was happy”
Happy 114th Birthday George Gershwin!
September 26th 1898-
July 11 1937FOREVER