The State Room | Salt Lake City, Utah | Live Music Venue - George Winston
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George Winston

George Winston

June 01, 2018 8:00 pm

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An evening with George Winston
Please join us in support of Crossroads Urban Center by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.

Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm

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 his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano.