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Pianist George Mesterhazy Dies at 59

New Jersey musician was nominated for a Grammy in 1997

George Mesterhazy

George Mesterhazy, a Hungarian-born, Cape May, N.J.-based pianist and composer, died in his home on April 11 of natural causes. He was 59.

Mesterhazy had recently released a new album with singer Paula West, Live at Jazz Standard, and the pair was scheduled to play the New York club together in May.

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