George Winston death – George Winston, American pianist, guitarist, harmonicist, and record producer has died. He passed away on June 4, 2023, after battling several serious conditions including thyroid cancer, skin cancer, and myelodysplastic syndrome. The myelodysplastic syndrome was cured by a bone marrow transplant in 2013. Winston resided in Santa Cruz, California before the time of his death on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at age 73.
What happened to George Winston?
George Winston was an American pianist, guitarist, harmonicist, and record producer before his death on June 4, 2023. He was reared primarily in Montana (Miles City and Billings) but also in Mississippi and Florida. He was born in Michigan on December 26, 1949. For his solo piano recordings, he was most well-known. Millions of copies of several of his albums from the early 1980s have been sold. George Winston was loved and respected by many who had the opportunity to meet with him before he died.
He played in three different musical genres: stride piano, which was primarily influenced by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson; the melodic approach he coined and named “rural folk piano”; and his main focus, New Orleans R&B piano, which was influenced by James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Henry Butler.
About George Winston?
Winston claimed that performing in stocking feet quieted his “hard beat pounding” left foot and wore modest clothing for his performances. Years ago, when the balding, beard-covered Winston entered the stage wearing a flannel shirt and jeans, the audience mistook him for a technician who was there to tune the 9-foot New York Steinway that serves as his preferred piano. In 2015, the Austin American Statesman stated that Winston “remains a master of both tone and invention” when playing the piano.
Winston opened with a bluesy song that was influenced by Professor Longhair; his most recent albums have featured two Gulf Coast-inspired collections; then he played seasonal classics including “Rain” and “Woods” from the albums Winter Into Spring (1982) and Autumn (1980). Condolences are been sent to the family members of George Winston after his death.
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