76-Year-Old Pianist Proves Age And Disability Can't Stop The Music

The sound of hard-swing jazz draws crowds to film the musician, who leaves music lovers awestruck when they learn the man behind the piano in his mid-seventies and blind.

Ed Clute’s skills were captured on camera when he gave an impromptu performance while tuning a piano at Hudson Manor in Watkins Glen, New York.

Clute, who started tickling the ivories at the age of three, was also born blind, and had to learn to read sheet music in braille.

A recent video of his impromptu performance, posted by Hudson Manor, has since been viewed more than six million times.

Clute thanked the bread and breakfast for sharing the video, adding that it was "always a pleasure sharing my music with others".

The man behind the music, Ed Clute draws crowds with his piano skills. Photo: Ed Clute

Jazz is the preferred genre for the professional piano player from New York and Clute performed at jazz festivals for more than three decades.

He is also known for his keen ear for musical harmony when playing ballads from the 1920s through to the 1940s.

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Now well into his seventies, Clute's active social media presence shows he certainly isn't slowing down.

The 76-year-old starting playing piano at the age of three. Photo: Ed Clute

He has released an album and still performs at venues, all while maintaining a piano tuning business.

Clute is living proof that music can surpass both age and disability.