Whisperings Solo Piano Concert at M. Steinert & Sons - part of the Keys for Kids Tour
Three award winning pianists, Gary Girouard, Louis Landon, and Doug Hammer, have come together for a cause. Their goal is to raise $5,000 for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang a special place in Ashford, CT that provides empowering experiences for children and families coping with serious illnesses. Visit http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/. With concerts in New York, Boston and Cape Cod, the pianists are selling 88 piano keys at $100 each. A buyer of the "Keys for Kids $100 Special" will receive 2 VIP concert tickets in the city of their choice, 3 signed CDs, and a "thank you" piano key. General admission tickets to the concerts are $15 for Students and $20 for Adults. Separate donations for the "Keys for Kids" are also accepted.
GARY GIROUARD - 2012 Whisperings Album of the Year Winner
It is said "you don't find your passion, your passion finds you"... and for Gary Girouard that has always been the piano. Over the past 10 years, he has released four "Naked Piano" albums - with his latest "The Naked Piano: Light & Dark" winning "Whisperings Album of the Year" and Solopiano.com "Album of the Year". The Naked Piano series evolved from the sentiment to capture timeless themes and allow people an escape from hectic lifestyles. Girouard comments; "People lead increasingly stressful lives. The Naked Piano is a simple response - highlighting a beautiful instrument in its most pure and natural form." Another Naked Piano album ("Elements") is in the works for 2013.
DOUG HAMMER - 2011 Whisperings Album of the Year Winner
is a veteran musician, composer, producer, arranger, and engineer. He draws inspiration from everything and channels it into his music. Doug's style is diverse, from contemplative and spacious to animated and dynamic. He has released five solo piano albums and a film score. His latest release, Travels, won 2011 Album of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Please visit www.doughammer.net for more information. Doug released his debut solo piano album, Solace, in 2007. He then released Baby Music 1 and Baby Music 2 which are 78 minute solo piano improvisations created for the births of his two sons. In 2008 Doug released Noel, a solo piano Christmas album which includes original arrangements to many Christmas standards, as well as a new original Christmas song. In 2010 he released 75 Labels, a Guatemalan film score featuring marimba and accordion. In 2011 he released Travels, a double album featuring 39 new original piano compositions. Personal and intimate, it tells a story of past, present, and future, of places seen and places only in dreams. Travels won 2011 Album of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. It also won Album of the Month for November 2011 on ReviewsNewAge.com. It was also nominated for Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com and ReviewsNewAge.com.
LOUIS LANDON - Steinway Artist
has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock & roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 23 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. Not long ago, Landon realized that his music - the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace, could surely bring joy, and particularly peace, to millions around the world. Louis Landon's mission is to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. He has released 12 CDs on the LCI record label, his latest entitled Peaceful Solo Piano from the Heart. He is about to release Ten Years - A Peaceful Solo Piano Retrospective.
M. Steinert & Sons (View)
162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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