Many of Erroll Garner's posters and fan art are on view in the exhibit. A highlight of the display is also a CBS film can from the Garry Moore show, which Garner appeared on in 1964 along with other celebrities.
The photograph on the left shows Garner posing with Garry Moore, and the film can from the show is pictured on the right.
Erroll Garner is pictured here with American pop and jazz singer, Johnny Mathis. Early in Mathis' career, he recorded a vocal version of Garner's song, "Misty," which would become a big hit just as Garner's original instrumental track had. Mathis' version of "Misty" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, eleven years after Garner's induction.
Erroll Garner was referred to by Newsweek as "the man for whom the piano was invented." As a brilliant self-taught musician, Garner's style of playing was fascinating to watch as his hands moved independently of one another when he played. Garner became famous for this unique style and ability over the course of his career.
Erroll Garner's album Feeling Is Believing was released in October 1970. At the time, in a review by Billboard Magazine, it was said that Garner's new music was "unencumbered and unfettered by brass, voices or tricksy arrangement – just his surging, bouncy, rythmic piano playing." The album also featured a unique instrumental cover of the Beatles' popular song, "Yesterday," and made it onto the Billboard Best Selling Jazz LP's list at #20. In 1971, Feeling Is Believing was nominated for a Grammy award (Best Jazz Performance – Small Group).