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Chase Garrett’s 6th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp

Englert Theatre

Admission: $30 – $70

Event Description

Box Office Info:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
12:30pm - 5:30pm
Closed Monday & Thursday
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: $45 Zone 1 Golden Circle Reserved Seating
$30 Zone 2 Reserved Seating

ENJOY TWO NIGHTS of BOOGIE WOOGIE! Package deals are available via the Box Office. Please call 319-688-2653.
$70 Golden Circle Zone 1 Reserved Seating (both nights)
$50 Zone 2 Reserved Seating (both nights)

6:00pm Doors
6:30pm Seating

Purchase tickets at the Box Office or Online

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BROADCAST LIVE ON 88.3 / 106.9 KCCK ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

CHASE GARRETT’S 6TH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO STOMP is back and bigger than ever! Featuring four of the most demanded leaders in blues and boogie woogie piano from around the world today as well as local jazz big bands, national vintage jazz bands, special guest musicians and world champion boogie woogie dancers. Prepare to be blown away as Chase Garrett (USA), Daryl Davis (USA), Balázs Dániel (Hungary) and Ethan Leinwand (USA) hit the stage alongside the CR Jazz Big Band led by Al Naylor (USA), the Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles Vintage Jazz Band (USA) and world champion boogie woogie dancers Rasmus & Tove Holmqvist (Sweden) to bring you the best blues and boogie woogie festival in Iowa!

Featuring a 17 piece big band, 6 piece vintage hot jazz band, 4 international pianists, 3 highly acclaimed rhythm section members and 2 world champion boogie woogie dancers, this two day festival at The Englert Theatre will become a veritable breeding ground for the high energy, rug-cutting showmanship, quality musicianship and authentic big band, blues and boogie woogie sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. When swing music was at an all time high and America’s popular music was jazz! This festival also features boogie woogie dance workshops held at Nolte Academy in Coralville, IA, a free piano masterclass held on The Englert Theatre stage and free nightly swing dances held in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City.

BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE CALL NICOLE AT NOLTE ACADEMY AT (319) 688-9289 TO REGISTER TODAY!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
JOE SMITH & THE SPICY PICKLES
DARYL DAVIS
FABRICE EULRY
CHASE GARRETT
RASMUS & TOVE HOLMQVIST

Swing Dance / After Party at the Sheraton Ballroom: 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Performers

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CHASE GARRETT (IOWA CITY, IA)

Iowa City native Chase Garrett, voted “Best Local Act” in Iowa City, IA by the Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano professionally at age 17 and within a few years was performing at blues and boogie woogie festivals across the U.S. and Europe. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Sunnyland Slim and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into an infectious and diverse blend of boogie woogie, blues, swing and stride piano that is sure to satisfy any audience. Chase has dedicated himself to the piano not only as a pianist, but also as a piano technician, instructor, event organizer, transcriber and producer. He has brought world class pianists, dancers and musicians to The Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp Festival and has taught master classes and piano performance at colleges, blues weeks and swing camps across the U.S. Chase now resides in St. Louis. MO.

More info can be found here

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DARYL DAVIS (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Chicago native Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. Additionally he was mentored at a young age by legendary pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson, who both claimed him as their godson and praised his ability to master a piano style that was popular long before he was born. Apart from The Daryl Davis Band, he has worked with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters, Percy Sledge, and many others. Daryl’s CD’s “American Roots” and “Alternate Routes,” received rave reviews from leading blues magazines, winning several WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) Awards for Best Artist in the Roots and Blues categories. Daryl also tours both nationally and internationally and just released his “Greatest Hits” CD. In addition to being a pianist and vocalist, Daryl is also an actor, author, and lecturer, now residing in Maryland.

More info can be found here

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ETHAN LEINWAND (ST. LOUIS, MO)
Ethan Leinwand is a St. Louis-based blues pianist and preservationist. A student of the music’s rich history and varied regional styles, Ethan presents personal interpretations of many of the great (and forgotten) old-time barrelhouse masters. He specializes in St. Louis pre-war piano blues, Texas barrelhouse, early Chicago boogie-woogie, and New Orleans rhythm ‘n’ blues. His influences include: Jimmy Yancey, Henry Brown, Little Brother Montgomery, Peetie Wheatstraw, ‘Pinetop’ Sparks, ‘Cripple’ Clarence Lofton, Montana Taylor, Jabo Williams, Leroy Carr, Albert Ammons, Professor Longhair, Otis Spann and James Booker.
More info can be found here

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JOE SMITH & THE SPICY PICKLES JAZZ BAND (DENVER, CO)

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band devoted to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The Pickles bring it all— high energy, quality musicianship, and an authentic big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles are constantly adding new and original tunes to their repertoire. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

More info can be found here

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RASMUS & TOVE HOLMQVIST (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND)

Rasmus & Tove Holmqvist have been dancing together since 2006, but had both been dancing on their own for many years prior to this partnership. They began traveling the world to compete, teach and spread their joy of dancing after winning their first big title in 2007 as Swedish Champions in the junior division of Boogie Woogie and in 2008 became official world champions. They have been ranked within the top three in the main class of Boogie Woogie since 2012 and have been climbing their way up the world ranks ever since. In 2013 they placed third at the World Dance Sport Games in Taiwan and the same year placed second at the European Boogie Woogie Championship. The last time they competed was at the Boogie Woogie World Championship in 2014 where they finished on top placing third both in the World Championship and on the world ranking list. Their goal has always been to spread their love of boogie woogie dance and music around the world!

Each concert will also feature:

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GEORGE BEDARD (ANN ARBOR, MI)
– GUITAR
George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene for more than 20 years. A member of the Silvertones in the 1970s and Tracy Lee & the Leonards in the 1980s, Bedard has been increasingly attracting the attention that his energetic guitar playing and gutsy vocals deserve as leader of his own band, the Kingpins. Goldmine recently called Bedard “one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet,” while Record Roundup wrote “Bedard may not become the next trendy thing, but as far as this kind of music, he’s already the next cool thing.” The Kingpins have developed a reputation as one of Michigan’s best bands since their formation in the early ’90s. Their debut album, Upside, was named “Blues Album of the Year” by CD Review in 1992. Upon the album’s release, Guitar Player referred to it as “a brainy composite of blues phrasing and rockabilly bad-boy twang.” Following the release of “Pickin’ Apart the Past” in 2011, Bedard has now released a live blues recording “Further On”.

More info can be found here

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CRAIG DOVE (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
– UPRIGHT BASS
Craig Dove has a long and varied history as a musician. He plays both upright and electric bass, piano, guitar and is also an accomplished vocalist. He has performed extensively throughout the U.S. at jazz clubs, cathedrals and concert halls and at various jazz festivals in the U.K. Most notably the Croydon Jazz Festival in London, England as well as having previously opened for Duke Ellington and Dionne Warwick in the U.S. Craig is also a composer and has recorded several records with a variety of local and national musicians as well as having made several solo recordings. To augment his life as a musician, Craig is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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JOSH DUFFEE (DAVENPORT, IA)
– PERCUSSION
Josh Duffee has been a featured musician at jazz festivals all over the world and has toured England and Australia multiple times, while being featured at venues all over the United States, including Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is the leader of many groups in the Quad City area including The Graystone Monarchs, Josh Duffee & His Orchestra, and The Josh Duffee Jazz Quartet. Josh’s influences in drumming include many great musicians such as Chauncey Morehouse, Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton, Gene Krupa, Chick Webb and Vic Berton. One of his good friends growing up was the great Louie Bellson, who Josh took lessons from when he visited the Quad Cities. Josh’s drumming is full of energy and excitement, but he also knows how to help drive the rhythm section behind the front line. He performs on his vintage Leedy drum kit which helps capture the true swing-era drumming sound. Josh also has a drum studio at his home in Davenport, and enjoys spending his free-time with his wife Crystal, and their 8-year-old son, Chauncey.

More info can be found here

BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON!

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