Peter Duchin remembers Don Shirley at ‘Green Book’ premiere

At a screening of “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali as pianist Don Shirley, one guest was intimately familiar with the story.

“Don Shirley was a great friend of mine,” we hear acclaimed bandleader Peter Duchin said at the Sunday Warner Bros. event.

A source explained, “He recalled being neighbors with Dr. Shirley along with Bobby Short at the Carneige Hall studios . . . They were all best friends.”

Also at the screening were Barry Levinson, Blaine Trump and Karen LeFrak.

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