3rd Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp
Tickets on Sale: Now!
Seating: General admission
More Info: http://www.chasegarrett.com
$30 General Admission
Children 5 and Under FREE (ticket required)
Chase Garrett’s back in town and he’s brought his signature brand of blues, boogie woogie and swing piano with him. Chase Garrett’s 3rd Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp features four of the most demanded leaders in blues and boogie woogie piano from around the world today. Prepare to be blown away as Jean-Paul Amouroux (France), Julian Phillips (UK), Silvan Zingg (Switzerland) and Iowa City native Chase Garrett (New York City) hit the stage to bring you the best blues and boogie woogie show in Iowa!
Utilizing two grand pianos, a full rhythm section and a brass section the house will sound reminiscent of the bygone era of the 1930’s and 40’s. When swing music was at an all time high and America’s popular music was jazz. A time when the likes of Albert Ammons, Meade “Lux” Lewis and Pete Johnson otherwise known as the boogie woogie boys were popularizing this style of music at rent parties and Carnegie Hall concerts while blues pianists such as Jay McShann, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Turner and later Otis Spann were playing in barrelhouses and juke joints across the U.S.
Jean-Paul Amouroux (France) grew up in a household where his parents primary musical interests were almost completely limited to operatic and classical styles. Yet despite his musical upbringing became infatuated with boogie woogie at a young age. As his career progressed he moved to Paris and devoted himself to the music he fell in love with as a child. There he performed and recorded with some of the legends of blues & boogie woogie piano including Sammy Price, Jay McShann and Memphis Slim. Jean-Paul is as much of a performer as he is an advocate and preservationist and in keeping with his dedication to boogie woogie is now the artistic director of the Festival de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou, the largest boogie woogie festival in the world.
More info can be found at www.boogie-laroquebrou.com
Julian Philips (UK) Hearing Julian play takes one back to the rent parties and lowdown back alley juke joints of the early part of the twentieth century. Having initially been influenced by boogie woogie greats Pinetop Smith, Jimmy Yancey and Clarence Loften, Julian later went on to fully explore the blues piano genre and has become an authority in early and obscure styles. Throughout his career he has performed all across Europe and the U.S. and has gained a great reputation for his wide, varied and authentic style of boogie woogie and blues piano. He is also one of the founders and organizers of the UK Boogie Woogie Festival held each year in Sturminster Newton, where he currently resides.
More info can be found at www.ukboogiewoogiefestival.co.uk
Silvan Zingg (Switzerland) also known as, “The Boogie Woogie Ambassador of Switzerland,” is the founder of the International Boogie Woogie Festival and a blues and boogie woogie powerhouse. His style seamlessly encompasses boogie woogie, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, swing and classic jazz with heart and soul in everything he plays. Slivan has performed in over 30 countries as well as the U.S. and has appeared on stage with such legendary performers as Chuck Berry, Memphis Slim, Sammy Price and Ray Charles. Last year Silvan was also invited to perform as a special guest at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival alongside Carlos Santana, Susan Tedeschi and B.B. King.
More info can be found at www.silvanzingg.com
Chase Garrett (USA), voted “Best Local Act” by The Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano at age nine and by seventeen was performing professionally across the U.S. In his travels he has shared the stage with some of today’s most influential blues, boogie woogie and jazz pianists including Axel Zwingenberger, Michael Kaeshammer and James Goodwin. Having been heavily influenced by artists like Oscar Peterson, Otis Spann and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into a diverse mix of boogie woogie, blues and swing. Chase has dedicated himself to music and is as much of a performer as he is a producer and preservationist and in that respect has recently moved to New York to pursue his goals.
More info can be found at www.chasegarrett.com
Bottom line: You can’t miss this!
Top Row (left to right): Jean-Paul Amouroux, Julian Philips, Silvan Zingg
Bottom Row: Chase Garrett
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