San Diego, CA— The Mike Garson Quartet will perform as the featured entertainment for the Fine
Art Fundraising Gala being held by the Community Alliance Program (CAP) on December 9, 2017. C4C
Founder, Eulenthius Alexander, “We are thrilled to have Mike Garson and his fellow artists to round out the most
anticipated charity event of the year.” Mr. Garson will be fresh off his “Aladdin Sane Tour” in the UK. He will be
back in San Diego next March for the “Celebrating David Bowie Tour”.
Says Garson, “My purpose has always been to inspire and affect lives in a positive way through my music, and we
look forward to performing variations of jazz and pop, with perhaps a Bowie melody woven in to our repertoire for
the evening. The CAP humanitarian mission matches ours and we want to support this worthy cause.” To date,
Mike Garson has composed over 4000 pieces and touched countless people with his motivational music.
Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began in late 1971. Bowie once said of
Mike, “It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional! However, there are very, very few
musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking to hurl themselves into
experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike does this with such
enthusiasm that it makes my heart glad just to be in the same room with him.”
Other members of the Mike Garson Quartet scheduled to appear include drummer Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney,
Wings, Leon Russell), bassist Marlon Martinez (Stewart Copeland, Burt Bacharach) and Sami Shapiro, an 18-year
old saxophonist from Los Angeles who won the 2017 National Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.
The Community Alliance Program (CAP) is an association of businesses, groups, and individuals with one
common goal: to improve lives by meeting our communities most critical needs, and to invest in cannabinoid
research and educational programs.
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017. NIGHT: Gala Fine Art Fundraiser 6PM –9PM
Where: San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA
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