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Mike Garson & Friends - Holiday Special - Performance of the Month

Uploaded On:  Thursday December 1, 2022

In perfect harmony with your holiday celebrations, enjoy this exclusive performance by Mike Garson & Friends.

Universally respected for his impressive skills as a pianist, Mike Garson is a respected composer, performer and educator, as well. He studied with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hal Overton, Robert Starer and Lennie Tristano. He has played with Stanley Clarke, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz and Freddie Hubbard.

Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began in 1972. He made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has traveled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-04 A Reality Tour, Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. In November 2006, Mike accompanied Bowie and Alicia Keys during a unique performance of Changes at an AIDS benefit in New York City which ended up being Bowie’s final public U.S. performance.

From Bach to Bowie, East coast to west coast, piano keyboards to computer keyboards, Mike Garson has worked to make the world a more creative, compassionate and compelling place.Mike remains a man of many talents and limitless inspiration. No artistic medium is off-limits to this avant-garde individual. In this special rebroadcast, Mike assembled a special group of friends to offer us a memorable concert of holiday music: Tierney Sutton (vocals), Ray Brinker (drums), and Kevin Axt (bass).

This performance was originally recorded in December 2011 in Buena Park, CA.