George Winston to play 3 Colorado Shows

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Friday, December 9, 2016

GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform three shows in Colorado including:

Tuesday, Dec. 27th 2016, 7:30 PM
The Rialto Theater
228 E. 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537

Thursday, Dec. 29th 2016, 7:30 PM
Vilar Performing Arts Center
68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek CO 81620
Tickets- $48.00

Saturday, Dec. 31st 2016, 5:00 PM
New Year's Eve
Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Tickets- $35.00

On the piano George plays three styles of music: melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He also incorporates a few pieces on solo guitar (mainly Hawaiian Slack Key pieces & Appalachian tunes) and solo harmonica (mainly Appalachian tunes) into his live performances.
Since 1972, George has released thirteen solo piano albums including,the beloved December; Autumn, Winter Into Spring, Summer, Forest; and Plains, which was inspired by his Eastern Montana upbringing, Linus & Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Love Will Come-The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2, Night Divides The Day–The Music of the Doors, Montana-A Love Story, Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions-A Hurricane Relief Benefit, and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions Vol 2-A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit.  He also recorded the solo piano soundtrack for the children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit narrated by Meryl Streep.  He is currently putting the finishing touches on two new full-length recordings: Bay Of Gold-The Music of Vince Guaraldi and Spring Carousel-A Cancer Research Benefit.
George’s shows in Colorado will all feature his WINTER SHOW, which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming releases.
Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations and will continue to do so by working with a local food bank in every tour market to hold a canned food drive at the show and also by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of his merchandise to the organization.  There will be a canned food drive at all of George's shows in Colorado.
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