May 16, 2010, 3 p.m.
“...there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time.”
– David Bowie
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present an afternoon of jazz featuring pianist Mike Garson. This Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2010 concert will feature an acoustic piano concert in the intimate setting of CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, beginning at 3 p.m.
Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began after he played only eight bars for Mick Ronson in late 1971. He was then asked to join David Bowie’s first North American tour and the rest is history. In the nearly than 40 years since, Mike has made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has traveled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-2004 “A Reality Tour,” Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. On November 17th 2006 Mike accompanied Bowie and Alisha Keys during a unique performance of “Changes” at an AIDS benefit in New York City.
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. He remains a man of many talents and limitless inspiration. No artistic medium is off-limits to this avant-garde individual to whom the word “no” is quickly transformed into the word “now.”
Best known for his impressive skills as a pianist, he is a respected composer and an evolving computer artist. Embracing the idea of the “Renaissance Man,” Mike continually experiments with new ways through which he can communicate his humanistic ideals and hopes for the world in which he lives.
ADMISSION: $25. The room seats only 100 so a limited number of seats are available. Please RSVP to reserve seats via email to [email protected] or via phone at 213-806-7889.
Special Thanks to Yamaha for the Grand Piano.