Sunday Afertnoon it's a Boogie Woogie time ! Today with NIREK MOKAR, un pianista joven que ha pasado ya la fase de promesa para convertirse en toda una realidad, nacio en París, viene participando de unos años a esta parte en los mejores festivales de Boogie Woogie demostrando en todo momento la realidad de su forma de tocar el piano potente y personalísima .
Nirek Mokar (piano) from France got a nickname Boogie Kid, because he is one of the youngest boogie woogie piano players of that high level.
At 14, Nirek is a really gifted keyboard maverick and a boogie woogie fan. He got addicted with this kind of music in Yves Riquet's Paris Boogie Speakeasy where superb jam sessions take place in a venue featuring 6 pianos. Playing together with the best players: Axel Zwingenberger, Frank Muschalle, Silvan Zingg, Ricky Nye, Jean-Pierre Bertrand - to mention but a few - Nirek became infected with this kind of music.
He took a couple of lessons with Jean-Pierre Bertrand, listened tirelessly to Boogie on YouTube and on CDs and got inspiration from what he heard.
Thereafter stride pianist Jean-Baptiste Franc taught him the difficult coordination technique and sharpened his rhythmic feeling and his playing.
Within a few months Nirek acquired an exceptional maturity thanks to his musical sensibility, a good memory and a devastating passion and a supporting entourage.
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