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George Winston

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Birth Place: Michigan, U.S.
Years Active: 1972–present
Genres: Contemporary Instrumental

George Winston (born 1949) is an American pianist who was born in Michigan, and grew up mainly in Eastern Montana as well as Mississippi and Florida. He attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida and lives in Santa Cruz, California. When growing up his interest in music was listening to instrumentals in the R&B, rock, pop, and jazz genres, especially by organists. When he heard The Doors in 1967 he was inspired to start playing the organ. In 1971 he switched to solo piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s of the great stride pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller, and soon after of Waller’s contemporaries Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, and Donald Lambert. Winston was first r... Continue Bio >>

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