lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016


Resultat d'imatges de David Maxwell PIANIST



Resultat d'imatges de David Maxwell PIANIST


David Maxwell (March 10, 1943– February 13, 2015) was an American blues pianist, songwriter, and singer.
Over his lengthy career, Maxwell variously worked with Louisiana Red, Muddy Waters, Skip James, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Charlie Musselwhite, Johnny Adams, Ronnie Earl, Freddie King and Hubert Sumlin. He also released a number of albums under his own name. Maxwell was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2015 in the 'Pinetop Perkins Piano Player' category, which was ultimately won by Marcia Ball.

David Maxwell was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. He was educated at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music.Maxwell became friends with Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson in high school, and they played together at several local engagements. Maxwell became part of the local blues scene in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1960s, having been initially inspired by the piano styling of Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Big Maceo Merriweather, Ray Charles and Memphis Slim. Maxwell also met and befriended Spann around this time.

In the early part of the 1970s, Maxwell came to the attention of the guitarist Freddie King, and supplied his piano accompaniment for a couple of years. He worked backing Bonnie Raitt in 1974 and 1975, and then James Cotton between 1977 and 1979 In the 1980s he returned to Boston and formed David Maxwell and the Blues Wizards.He later both toured and recorded with Otis Rush in the 1990s, having built up his reputation by further interim work with others including John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rogers, Paul Oscher, Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin, John Primer and also Ronnie Earl (from 1990 to 1992).Maxwell played on Cotton's 1997 Grammy Award winning album, Deep in the Blues. Maxwell earlier performed on the soundtrack to the film, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

Maxwell released his debut solo work in 1997, when Maximum Blues Piano appeared on Tone-Cool Records, which included backing work by Ronnie Earl and Duke Levine on guitar. AllMusic noted that the largely instrumental album provided "Echoes of all of his influences can be heard throughout the tracks, including Pete Johnson on "Down at A.J.'s Place," and Otis Spann on "Deep Into It." His follow-up recording, Max Attack (2003), was re-released on 95 North Records in 2005.Maxwell appeared at the Ottawa Bluesfest in 2009.

Collaborative work with Louisiana Red and Otis Spann resulted in You Got to Move (2009) and Conversations in Blue (2010) respectively.Maxwell won Blues Music Awards in the 'best acoustic album' category for both these efforts,  and was nominated for another in 2015 in the 'Pinetop Perkins Piano Player' category.In what turned out to be his final recording, Blues in Other Colors (2012), received acclaim for the fusion of traditional blues using non-western instruments, along with elements of world music.

Maxwell died in Massachusetts General Hospital from prostate cancer in February 2015, aged 71.


domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016



Chase Garrett’s 7th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp
NOVEMBER 18 @ 7:00 PM|$30 - $45
Genre: Blues, Boogie Woogie, MusicVenue: Englert Theatre
Ticketing: $45 Zone 1 Golden Circle / $30 Zone 2 Reserved Seating + Fees
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CHASE GARRETT’S 7TH 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! Prepare to be blown away as Chase Garrett (Iowa City, IA), Barrelhouse Chuck (Chicago, IL), Chris Conz (Uster, Switzerland) and returning favorite Lluís Coloma (Barcelona, Spain) hit the stage alongside internationally acclaimed saxophonist Sax Gordon (Boston, MA) world renowned rockabilly guitarist George Bedard (Ann Arbor, MI) phenomenal percussionist and artistic director of the Bix Festival in Davenport, IA Josh Duffee (Davenport, IA) and legendary local bassist Craig Dove (Cedar Rapids, IA) to bring you the best boogie woogie festival in the midwest!

Featuring 4 international pianists utilizing two pianos and 4 highly acclaimed rhythm section members, this one day festival at The Englert Theatre will become a veritable breeding ground for the high energy showmanship, top quality musicianship and authentic swing, blues and boogie woogie sounds 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! A time when the likes of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Billie Holiday ruled the airwaves, boogie woogie pianists Meade “Lux” Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson were busy popularizing boogie woogie everywhere from rent parties in Chicago to Carnegie Hall concerts in New York City and blues pianists such as Champion Jack Dupree, Speckled Red, Memphis Slim and later Otis Spann were performing in barrelhouses and juke joints across the U.S.

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.

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Since the beginning of his career the ambassador of Blues & Boogie Woogie piano in Spain, acclaimed for his innovative vision and amazing energy, has been developing his personal touch in the interpretation of Blues & Boogie Woogie, both in performance and in his own compositions. Lluís has recorded more than 10 CD’s playing solo piano, or with his trio or septet, and has also recorded duets with other piano greats of this genre such as Carl Sonny Leyland, Barrelhouse Chuck, Bob Seeley, Mitch Woods, Mark “Mr B” Braun, and Frank Muschalle. He has also recorded a CD with Sax Gordon, one of the best rhythm and blues saxophonists in the world. Lluís is fully devoted to the promotion of Blues and Boogie Woogie in Spain where he gives master classes and organizes annual events, including the International Campi Qui Boogie and Blues & Boogie Reunion in Terrassa as well as Nits de Boogie Woogie in Sabadell and Llinars del Vallès.

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Chris began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 11 had dedicating himself to the learning the special jazz style of boogie woogie, which he discovered through Swiss pianist Hamp Ruosch. Chris took lessons from Hamp for a short time during which he became influenced by boogie woogie pianists Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade “Lux” Lewis, Axel Zwingenberger, and Vince Weber. At age 16 Chris met Swiss boogie woogie pianist Silvan Zingg, who is the organizer of the International Boogie Festival held in Lugano, Switzerland and soon after Chris was making appearances as a guest at Zingg’s festival and being invited to perform at international festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. Today Chris performs regularly throughout Europe as a solo pianist as well as with his duo and trio which won the coveted, “Swiss Jazz Award” in 2013. Which is an enormous honor in Switzerland. Chris also hosts, organizes and directs the Annual International Boogie Nights in Uster, Switzerland which is currently in it’s 6th year.

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Barrelhouse Chuck first began to play the drums at age 6 in his hometown of Columbus, OH, but would later switch to the piano when his family moved to Gainesville, Florida. It was here that Chuck heard his first Muddy Waters record featuring Otis Spann on piano. He was hooked. Chuck soon after moved to Chicago in 1979 and spent the next 16 years of his life studying with blues piano greats such as Pinetop Perkins, Blind John Davis, Detroit Junior, Little Brother Montgomery and Sunnyland Slim. During the past Three decades Chuck has performed all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and tours Europe regularly. He is a 2010 Grammy Award nominee, a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Blues Music Award and Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year nominee and in 2014 was awarded the Living Blues Magazine Critics Poll Award for “Most Outstanding Musician.” Through his experiences Barrelhouse Chuck has truly become a living legend himself and it shows in his performances as he draws on his distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano style, that places him at the forefront of this celebrated tradition.
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No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of American R&B Sax like Sax Gordon! From an early start in garage bands, church groups, jazz combos and big bands in northern California, Gordon graduated to work and record with Bay-Area Blues giant Johnny Heartsman. After relocating to the East coast, five years and many recordings with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson established Gordon on the international scene. With Luther’s encouragement, Gordon continued to develop his signature style, hard-blowing, exciting, gutsy sax steeped in the traditions of Blues and Soul. Currently Gordon can be found leading his own groups worldwide. The Sax Gordon Band plays rockin’ R&B, Blues and Soul, sometimes with a full horn section, while another group, Sax Gordon & the Little Town Rockers specializes in Jump Blues and Swing. Gordon continues to appear as a special guest with groups all over the globe, conducts clinics at schools and festivals and also works as a sideman, backing both established performers and up-and-coming artists.

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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”.

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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.

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.

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miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2016


                     Resultat d'imatges de b.b.king 1950

 Sabido es que una de las influencias principales de B.B.KING fué el guitarrista T-BONE WALKER., aunque antes que él propio T-Bone , BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON había dejado una profunda huella en el joven Riley , de ambos aprendió lo mejor para tocarlo a su manera, sin duda., en todas la biografías del artista consta como un excelente intérprete y difusor de géneros como el Blues.,R&B, Jazz , Swing e incluso Pop en sus últimos tiempos. Nosotros añadimos que el Boogie Woogie como tendencia igualmente estaba presente en las obras del maestro ,  entre el swing y el Boogie  , si queréis .... consiguiendo una mescolanza de lo más sugerente  ...... ahí tenéis unas pequeñas muestras : 








Video / Movie Clip recorded at the Saturday Night "Boogie on the Hill" Concert in Langenbruck, Switzerland, March 2015.

Two great pianists, David ‘Boogie’ Giorcelli from Spain and Hamp Goes Wild from Switzerland, featuring singer Ster Wax on the second song.

Two good old 'rock 'n' roll' numbers here ... with Hamp goes Wild David and Ster being accompanied by local musicians Danny on Drums and Roman on the Double Bass.

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