When: Friday November 11th, 2016
Where: The High Point Theatre located at 220 E. Commerce Ave. High Point, NC 27260
Time: 8:00 PM
Open Door Ministries will be collecting canned food for the pantry. Please consider bringing a donation to the event to support our community's most in need.
Sales of George Winston's CD the night of the event will also benefit Open Door Ministries with proceeds being directly donated to our organization.
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG's, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas "Fats" Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey's Takoma label.
His solo piano release is LOVE WILL COME - THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI, VOL. 2 , which features compositions by the late jazz pianist, including pieces from the Peanuts® TV specials.