Grammy-Award-Winning Pianist George Winston One Night Only – March 12
Canned Food Drive Will Benefit All Faiths Food Bank
[Sarasota, FL: February 12, 2016] – GEORGE WINSTON, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at The Glenridge Performing Arts on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $42.50-$47.50. The venue is located at 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL. Tickets can be purchased online at www.GPACTix.com, or by calling the GPAC Box Office at 941-552-5325.
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. The audience is asked to bring canned goods and other donations for All Faiths Food Bank, which will be benefiting from the proceeds of CDs and merchandise sales.
Since 1972, George Winston has released thirteen solo piano albums, including the beloved December. His most recent albums are Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2–A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012), Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 (2010) and the soon to be released solo piano album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit. These solo piano melodic songs were composed in 2013 while George was recovering from his bone marrow transplant at the City of Hope Village; he is dedicating 100% of his artist royalties to benefit cancer research.
In December of 2013, George released the digital single “Silent Night—A Benefit for Feeding America,” which is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that feeds 37 million people.
George’s show in Sarasota will 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 new songs from his upcoming new recording, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, which will be released in 2016.
Here’s a sampling of the press:
“The popular, unassuming pianist’s songs are pastoral wonders that purposefully evoke nature and landscapes in a way that’s as understated as it is beautiful.” Bend Bulletin
“We started this week with a standing-room-only performance by George Winston. He performed his winter concert with exceptional prowess, not only on piano, but also on guitar and harmonica. What a treat.” Vail Daily
“Pianist George Winston’s music cuts a broad swath in both style and substance…he prefers to spend most of his time on the road, finding greater contentment in a concert setting than a recording studio. His concerts are always a blend of performance and philanthropy, with a canned food drive held at every show to benefit a local food bank, and portions of his merchandise sales donated to those organizations as well.” The Intelligencer-Journal
“Innovative, celebrated and accomplished, Winston is the real deal.” Toledo City Paper
George Winston performed on the WGN-TV Midday News in Chicago on December 9, 2015.
For more information and to hear music: www.georgewinston.com