domingo, 17 de diciembre de 2017


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Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13.

Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

In 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State and his latest album, Laying It Down, resided at #1 on the Roots Music Report charts for Washington State for the summer of 2014, and reached #20 on the national chart. Laying It Down also appeared on the GRAMMY Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations.

As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed at the Elektra Theater in Times Square, NYC for three months in 2015. 

His first instructional book, considered by many to be a benchmark in blues and boogie woogie piano instruction, is entitled "How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano" and is now available for purchase worldwide through publisher Hal Leonard. Arthur also authored the article "How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano" for wikiHow and created the accompanying video.

Arthur currently resides in New York City.

BOOGIE STOMP! Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza play their 2 piano arrangement of Albert Ammons' classic boogie woogie number "Boogie Woogie Stomp".
Like their FB page and find out where they are playing next!

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Loren Korevec, Registered Piano Technician,  is a certified craftsman with the Piano Technicians Guild who has over 25 years experience as a pianist and as a technician working along side and serving many of the world's elite concert and studio artists.

   Currently serving as Head Technician for the Conservatory at New Jersey City University Mr Korevec is responsible for the maintenance of 54 Steinway pianos. 

   Located in Upper Saddle River, NJ  we offer full piano service to residential and institutional clients. Fully insured.

Boogie Woogie and Swing Piano Summit at Rockland Community College, May 12, 2011.  Produced by Richard Connolly,  Sound by Joe Quesada, Video by Chris Thiesing.  Featuring  David Maxwell, Loren Korevec and Scott Staton.

Featuring Dave Keyes, Tommy Keys, Loren Korevec and Scott Staton. April 2013 . An outstanding night of boogie piano playing!

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New York City native keyboardist, singer and songwriter Dave Keyes is a 30 year veteran of the Blues, Roots and Americana music scene. He has released five highly acclaimed albums under his own name, has been named the “Best Unsigned Artist” by Keyboard magazine, and also has been nominated by the Blues Foundation for the annual Pinetop Perkins best piano player award. His sixth album titled “The Healing” featuring Popa Chubby and many other special guests is slated for release in May.

Dave has played with some of the most important figures of blues, roots and folk music, having had long musical relationships with Odetta, David Johansen, Bo Diddley, rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef and gospel great Marie Knight among many others. In addition to his own solo gigs and gigs with the Dave Keyes Band, he currently can be found playing with Popa Chubby, Rock and Roll Queen Ronnie Spector, and gospel/blues innovator Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound.

 Dave’s music finds its roots in deep blues, soul and rock and roll. These roots are the foundation of his recent albums and vibrant live shows. His recent albums have received 3 ½ stars from Downbeat magazine and are rambunctious sets of mostly original material that range from New Orleans second line funk to slow sensual blues, swaggering shuffles and boisterous rocking boogie woogie.

 Dave ‘s live work both with his own band and with others, have earned him many kudos including the Dave Keyes Band winning the Blues Foundations International Blues Competition. His festival appearances under his own name include King Biscuit, Mississippi Valley, 3 appearances at France’s prestigious Cognac Blues Festival and annual appearances at Lugano, Switzerland’s Blues to Bop festival among many others. The last several years, Dave has also toured Europe extensively with both Popa Chubby and Ronnie Spector often doing double duty opening the shows as a solo artist.

In addition to those mentioned previously Dave has also worked as a sideman for a who’s who of roots music masters such as Eddy Clearwater, Big Jay McNeely, Tracy Nelson, Gladys Knight, Pam Tillis, Darlene Love, and the late great Ruth Brown, Lou Rawls and Levon Helm.

Over the last 20 years, Dave has worked in many roles as a band leader and conductor for both Broadway shows and TV, most notably conducting over 600 performances during the 6 year Grammy winning Broadway smash run of Smokey Joe’s Café. Dave also served as the musical director and band leader for the nationally syndicated NBC TV morning show “the Ainsley Harriott show”. Since then, he's conducted and performed in the orchestras of Broadway musicals Lennon, Urban Cowboy and the Earth Wind & Fire inspired Hot Feet.

Dave also writes music for televison and the media. With saxophonist Chris Eminizer, their company Crave Music creates underscoring and songs that have appeared in numerous TV and films.Their work runs the gamut from emotional underscore, to vintage R&R, to contemporary Alternative and Indie Rock.




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lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017


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 Una gentileza de Chase Garret 

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A kindness from Chase Garret

miércoles, 8 de noviembre de 2017


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Frederick Charles Slack (August 7, 1910 – August 10, 1965) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader.

Slack was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He learned to play drums as a boy. Later he took up the xylophone, and at the age of 13 he changed to the piano. He studied with a local teacher throughout high school. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Chicago, where he continued his musical training. He met Rosy McHargue, a well-known clarinetist, who took him to hear many leading musicians, including Bix Beiderbecke and Earl Hines. His first job was with Johnny Tobin at the Beach View Gardens. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he worked with Henry Halstead, Earl Burtnett and Lennie Hayton, before joining Ben Pollack in 1934.

He played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band in the 1930s and was a charter member of the Will Bradley Orchestra when it formed in 1939. Known to bandmates as "Daddy Slack," he played the piano solo on Bradley's recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar", one of the early white boogie-woogie hits and a classic of the Big Band era.

He formed his own band in 1942 and signed with the newly founded Capitol Records. He recorded three songs at his third recording session for Capitol, on May 21, 1942. His recording of "Cow Cow Boogie," sung by the 17-year-old Ella Mae Morse, was the second record Capitol issued on July 1, and by July 25 it had reached number 1 on the Hit Parade. It was Capitol's first gold single.

T-Bone Walker was a member of Slack's band from 1942 to 1944 and Slack later accompanied Walker on his first solo recording for Capitol, "Mean Old World".[2] This band also had a hit with "Strange Cargo."

Slack continued to record with Capitol until at least 1950, recording some 80 tracks for the label.

Slack also recorded as an accompanist for Big Joe Turner, Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting and Lisa Morrow.

In the original version of the song "Down the Road a Piece", recorded in 1940 by the Will Bradley Orchestra, Slack is mentioned in the lyrics:

If you wanna' hear some boogie then I know the place
It's just an old piano and a knocked-out bass.

The drummer-man's a guy they call 8-beat Mack
You remember Doc and old "Beat Me Daddy" Slack.

Man it's better than chicken fried in bacon grease
Come along with me boy, it's just down the road a piece.

"Eight Beat Mack" refers to drummer Ray McKinley, and "Doc" refers to the band's bass player, Doc Goldberg.

His 1955 album Boogie Woogie on the 88 featured a horn section including jazz musicians Shorty Sherock and Herbie Harper among others, and with arrangements by Benny Carter.

He also co-wrote the 1945 classic "The House of Blue Lights" first recorded with singer Ella Mae Morse, and later by Chuck Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis.

On August 10th, 3 days before his 56th birthday, Slack was found dead in his bedroom from undetirmined causes.

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sábado, 4 de noviembre de 2017


David Giorcelli – Rambling With My Boogie - xarli34


10 Añitos de nada ya tiene este disco ! 

David Giorcelli Trio
"Rambling with my boogie"
Amphora Records 2007

Lo puedes oir entero en SPOTIFY !! ................... 

jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2017


foto de BLUES & BOOGIE REUNION - Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Meeting in Terrassa.

Ja tenim a punt la nostra trobada anual de pianistes a la Nova Jazz Cava. Us presentem el cartell de la nova edició de la BLUES & BOOGIE REUNION - Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Meeting in Terrassa 2018 .

miércoles, 25 de octubre de 2017


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Joja Wendt plays concerts all over the world. His shows are striking in the sense of virtuosity and diversity combined with an outstanding way of entertaining his audience. Every of his compositions and adaptions has an own story or point which he translates with his own style into music. Joja Wendt pushes a piano concert up to best entertainment for everybody, no matter what age or what preference of music.

Joja Wendt has achieved what only few musicians had the privilege to experience: His name represents a synonym for the instrument he has grown with. Joja Wendt is the pianist. Not only inside his home country, but reaching far beyond. His concert tours led him from South Africa to Singapore, China and Russia and even to the stages of New York City’s Carnegie Hall and other legendary stages. Joja Wendt has travelled the world with piano music – which is remarkable in itself. However, it is unique that he has achieved his success not only with a brilliant technique, virtuous interpretation and as a charismatic entertainer, but with his very own music.

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lunes, 9 de octubre de 2017


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Dana Gillespie (nacida Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie el 30 de marzo de 1949, en Woking, Surrey) es una actriz inglesa, cantante y compositora.1​2​3​

Gillespie ha grabado más de 45 álbumes y aparecido en musicales (Jesucristo Superstar) y varias películas. Su producción musical ha progresado desde el pop y folk en los inicios de su carrera al rock y el blues.

Graba inicialmente en el género folk en los 60. Algunos de sus registros como adolescente cayeron en la categoría del pop, como su single de 1965 "Gracias Chico", escrito por John Carter y Ken Lewis y producido por Jimmy Page.4​ Después de actuar apoyando vocales en la pista "It Aint't Easy" del álbum de David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, graba un álbum producido por Bowie y Mick Ronson, en 1973, Weren't Born a Man.5​2​ Los registros siguientes fueron de blues, apareciendo con la Londres Blues Band. Destaca por ser la María Magdalena original en la primera producción en Londres de la obra de Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesucristo Superstar, en el Teatro Palace, en 1972.2​ También apareció en el álbum original de Londres de la obra. Durante los 80 Gillespie fue miembro del grupo austríaco Mojo Blues Band.

Es seguidora del gurú espiritual indio Sri Sathya Sai Baba.Actuó en su Indian ashram en varias ocasiones y también grabó trece álbumes en sánscrito.

Gillespie es la organizadora del festival anual de Blues en el Basil's Bar en Mustique en el Caribe, durante quince días al final del enero y el festival ya está en su decimoctavo año.​ La banda de la casa es la Londres Blues Band, la cual consta de Dino Baptiste (piano), Jake Zaitz (guitarra), Mike Paice (saxo), Jeff Walker (bajo) y Evan Jenkins (batería) pero hay también otras actuaciones. En 2005, Mick Jagger apareció como invitado y cantó canciones como: "Honky Tonk Women", "Dust My Broom" y "Goin' Down" y también otros muchos artistas de blues han aparecido allí a través de los años, como Big Joe Louis, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Branch, Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Wood, Donald Fagen, Rolf Harris, Ian Siegal, Larry Garner, Eugene Bridges, Big Jay McNeeley, Earl Green y Zach Prather.

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"I believe the blues should be sung by an older person because it's about emotions and experience. I couldn't do 
justice to it when I was younger because my voice didn't have the edge it needed to convey the emotion, nor did I 
have the first hand experience to sing about blue themes convincingly."

But after 45 years in music and over 60 albums Dana Gillespie is well qualified to sing the blues. A career that combined radio, theatre, film and sport (she was once British junior water-skiing champion) with music, Dana has been in the public eye since recording her first album at the age of 15. Her music has evolved from folk in the 60s through 70s Bowie-esque glam-rock to the raunchy in-your-face blues she performs today.

Dana Gillespie has been dedicated to the blues from an early age: "I discovered the blues when I went to the American Folk Blues Festival in 1962 and also to see the Yardbirds at the Marquee Club. I was in my early teens and hadn't heard anything like it before - blues wasn't easily available in the UK back then". Bessie Smith especially inspired her because of her combination of sly, funny and bawdy lyrics. "Blues was my first musical love because it's earthy, spiritual and honest."

In 1964 she recorded for Pye, with Donovan on guitar and became a regular on the folk circuit. She recalls: "[at that age] I was doing folk because I couldn't afford a band and I hadn't found my musical niche".In those early years Dana got to know many of the top bands and people in the music business. Most shared her love of blues, and played their own version of it. Bob Dylan who was an old friend of Dana from the 60s
  showed interest in her music in 1997, when he invited her to support him on his UK tour, which included a   sell-out show at Wembley. After a swathe of singles on Pye and two LPs for Decca, she moved to RCA and   made WEREN'T BORN A MAN in 1973, some titles being produced by David Bowie, whose management,   Mainman, also took care of her career.  

  While her career in music was simmering away, she became better known for her appearances in London's   West End theatres, in shows such as the first run of Jesus Christ Superstar (playing Mary Magdalene), The   Who's "Tommy" (playing the Acid Queen) and the rock Othello, "Catch My Soul". She also appeared with   Dudley Moore in the film version of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" and starred in Ken Russell's "Mahler"   among other movies.
Her second RCA LP, AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE was just beginning to take off when her management company decided she should move to the USA, where she played and toured extensively for two years. Dana hosted a radio blues show in New York at the same time, which gave her the opportunity to learn more about the roots of the music. She has continued her interest in radio in Austria where she recently completed a 11-year stint hosting a weekly, international world music show on Blue Danube Radio called 
"Globe Trotting With Gillespie".
 In the 80s, Dana toured Europe several times with the "Stars Of Boogie Woogie" tour,  singing either with the Mojo Blues Band or with Axel Zwingenberger. Her time with the  Mojo Blues Band, a purist outfit that backed all the American blues musicians visiting  Europe, lasted three years. "I lived, slept and breathed blues, because that was all they did.  It was a great experience." She also developed her interest in Indian and Arabic music,  recording the single "Move Your Body Close To Me", an Indian-influenced song with  synthesiser backing. It shot to #1 in Europe.

Dana has already released six blues albums through Ace. BLUE JOB, was recorded in 1982, a collection of blues songs with a humorous risqué twist. The second LP, BELOW THE BELT drew on the same source, and was produced by Mike Vernon (who also produced Dana's Pye album in the 60s, BOX OF SURPRISES). The third LP, SWEET MEAT concentrated on "fat" and "thin" numbers - another raunchy set of songs. The combined three LPs are now available on two CDs BLUES IT UP and HOT STUFF. Her release STAYING POWER, displays an empathy with the blues which can be traced back to her first exposure to the art form in the early 1960s. Her latest CD on Ace is recorded and called 'Live with the London Blues Band'.

In 2002 Dana was invited to take her road band, The London Blues Band, on the first ever major tour by a western band of India. She filled stadiums from Mumbai to Calcutta and yet again demonstrated her infalible ability to take her music to a seemingly unlikely audience. Her songwriting is without doubt a major asset. Bob Dylan has said how much he likes her songs... her self penned catalogue is phenomenal and sets her apart as a truly unique talent.
India has always played a major part in Dana's life and she recorded 3 albums in Sanskrit, under the pseudonym THIRD MAN before reverting to Dana Gillespie. Her touring schedule has been consistently packed, taking her to all the European blues festivals. In recognition of her talent, she was voted 'Top British Female Blues Vocalist' by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint Magazine between 1992 and 1996 and has now been elevated into their Hall Of Fame.

 In the last week of January, for over 15 years, the Caribbean Island of MUSTIQUE has been the destination  for a charity blues festival, founded and organised by Dana and Basil Charles. The festival started as a small  event but as Mustique has grown in popularity, as a tourist destination and as a playground for the wealthy,  so has the festival. The funds collected are used to pay for scholarships for children's schooling in the  neighbouring island of St. Vincent. Dana maintains that the event will continue to be a free festival, raising  money through the sale of the Mustique Blues Festival LIVE CD produced every year. Blues musicians from all  over the world, such as Big Jay McNeeley, Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker, Mick Jagger and Ian Siegal.

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viernes, 8 de septiembre de 2017


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Born in San Sebastian (1979). Paul has a bachelor's degree in Jazz piano, and his great passion has been Blues, ever since he began with the classical piano at the age of twelve. His first contact with Blues was through the groups of Rhythm & British Blues of the 60s. Playing live since the age of 15, he is currently immersed in the tradition of the Blues piano styles, such as Stride or Boogie Woogie. In 2011, his first solo work, "Tracks", on piano and voice, on the label. Gaztelupeko Hotsak Recording, came to light. Standing out among his influences are, among others, Alan Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Dr John, Professor Longhair and James Booker. 
Along with his group, Stay Blues, he has taken part in various Blues festivals and participated, for five consecutive years, in the Jazz festival in San Sebastian. In the summer of 2007, the band released their first album/CD.

Over the course of his already wide-ranging career, Paul San Martin has collaborated with artists of great relevance, among whom are the likes of, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Otis Grand, Lluís Coloma, James Armstrong, Ñaco Goñi, Slam Allen, Sax Gordon, Chris Ruest and the legendary Blues legend, Billy Boy Arnold. In 2013, Paul, once again, recorded, his latest work on piano and voice, "Paul's mood", a new pianistic venture into the different styles of the Blues but this time on the Gaztelupeko Hotsak recording Company/label.

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Carl Sonny Leyland & Lluis Coloma & Paul San Martin

Lloc: Auditori BARRADAS - L´Hospitalet de Llobregat 

Rambla Just Oliveras, 56. CP: 08901
Telèfon:  93 337 79 62


02/12/2017 20:00 

Preus: 15,00 €

La trobada anual de Boogie Woogie Jubilée és un concert impossible de
repetir, on tres músics virtuosos comparteixen un escenari amb dos pianos,
sorprenent al públic amb improvisacions i un llenguatge musical únic.
Carl Sonny Leyland. Tant sigui a piano sol o amb el seu trio, la forma de
tocar d’en Leyland presenta una infecciosa espontaneïtat, incorporant
moltes sorpreses a qui l’escolta. Tot i que posseeix el vocabulari
necessari per fer tributs als grans músics antics, ell refusa limitar-se a
imitar-los i prefereix deixar a cada actuació la oportunitat de dir alguna
cosa nova.
Lluís Coloma. Considerat un mestre d’aquests gèneres i guardonat amb
els premis Músic de l’any 2003 i Artista BluesCat 2006, Lluís és convidat
habitualment als festivals de Blues & Boogie Woogie de tota Europa, on
destaca pel seu virtuosisme i originalitat
Paul San Martin. La seva gran passió és el blues des de que començà
amb el piano clàssic als dotze anys. El seu primer contacte amb el blues
va ser a través dels grups de rhythm & blues britànics dels 60. Porta a
sobre dels escenaris des dels 15 anys i actualment es troba submergit
en la tradició pianística del blues, estils com l’stride o el boogie woogie.


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Silvan Zingg and Ladyva (Vanessa Gnägi) present their joint 4-handed Boogie Woogie Piano program. The new album comes out on 22nd April 2017. It's called "BELOVED BOOGIE WOOGIE". It contains all 4-handed pieces, from classics to originals.
Last year in summer, the unique Swiss piano duo between the Ticino Boogie Woogie icon Silvan Zingg and the charming Bernese woman Ladyva was created. The good feeling between both artists on stage is transferred to the audience with joy and happiness.
The musicians were able to celebrate successful performances at festivals in the recent months: e.g. in Spain (Terrassa Boogie & Blues Reunion), France (Marcq-en-Barœul) and Switzerland (Boogie Night Chur).
Their charming interplay is precise, performed with virtuosity and playfulness. The features are harmonically reworked riffs, imaginative improvisations and rousing rhythmic bass riffs.
The next concert of Silvan Zingg and Ladyva will be at the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano. Already for the 16th time, Zingg invites world-class pianists and world-champion Boogie Woogie dancers in Lugano. The program offers more than 24 hours of live-music and dance on three days (21st to 23rd April). The opening will be on Friday with the Gala Dinner at Hotel Eden in Paradiso. Afterwards on Saturday there will be dance classes and piano master-classes. In the evening, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will be brought to a boil. The finale will take place on the Lago di Lugano with live-music, a great brunch and a stunning view of the surroundings.
Tel. 076 533 55 00


MARC RUIZ , Drums 
MANOLO GERMAN , Double Bass. 

Data de publicació: 25 de gen. 2017

Silvan Zingg & Ladyva playing Silvan's Stomp at XIII Blues & Boogie Reunion organized by Lluís Coloma at Nova Jazz Cava in Terrassa on 6th January 2017.


domingo, 18 de junio de 2017


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Geert Van Bon (Netherlands)
Gert Van BonnComing from a house filled with the music of the great boogie woogie and rock 'n roll pianists, Geert caught the boogie bug during a house concert by Dutch master Rob Agerbeek. A "few" years later his influences range from Ammons to Zwingenberger and from Jerry Lee Lewis to some of the Disney evergreens. He has performed at several house concerts in the Netherlands and made a couple of guest appearances while visiting the United States. Geert made his UK debut at last years' UK boogie woogie festival. You can catch Geert at the Swan Inn, playing two sets on Friday, together with a further appearance at the same venue on Saturday morning.


Recording made on Saturday, the 2nd of July 2016 during the 12th UK Boogie Woogie Festival in Sturminster Newton at The Exchange.

The Band: Geert van Bon piano; Julian Phillips accordion; Brett Nevill bass; Howard Meyrick sax; Mal Barclay guitar; Rob Pokorny drums


viernes, 16 de junio de 2017


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Edgar Junius Hayes (May 23, 1902 – June 28, 1979)was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Hayes attended Wilberforce University, where he graduated with a degree in music in the early 1920s. In 1922 he toured with Fess Williams, and formed his own group, the Blue Grass Buddies, in Ohio in 1924. In 1925 he played with Lois Deppe, and later in the decade led the groups Eight Black Pirates and the Symphonic Harmonists.

From 1931 to 1936 Hayes played in and arranged for the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. From 1937 to 1941 Hayes again led his own orchestra; Kenny Clarke was among his sidemen. His most popular recording was a version of the song "Stardust" and the original recording of In the Mood which was later covered by Glenn Miller, both songs were recorded in 1938. He moved to California in 1942, and led a quartet there for most of the decade. Following this he played solo, continuing to perform live into the 1970s. Hayes recorded under his own name in 1937-38, 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1960. He died in San Bernardino, California, in 1979.

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domingo, 4 de junio de 2017


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    ANN RABSON era cantante, guitarrista y pianista perteneció al trío SAFFIRE con el cual grabó un Cd. que tuvo una repercusión notable,si bien ella se dedicó casi por completo al Blues., el Boogie Woogie también entraba dentro de sus planes como podéis ver en los videos que os hemos preparado , hoy dedicamos el IT'S A BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME de los domingos por la tarde a su memoria, fué una mujer muy vitalista , como podéis ver en la foto que hasta el último momento demostró sus ganas de vivir , cantar y tocar la música que le gustaba. 

Leemos en la Wikipedia : 

Ann Rabson (12 de abril de 1945 - 30 de enero de 2013)1 2 fue una cantante de blues, pianista y guitarrista estadounidense. Ella reprodujo múscia como solista, y firmó con Alligator Records, y fue miembro de Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, una banda de blues acústico que se separó amistosamente en 2009.

Nació en Nueva York en 1945, Rabson reprodujo y cantó el blues profesionalmente desde 1962. También actuó como solista y con diversas otras bandas. Al igual que sus contemporáneos Rory Block y Bonnie Raitt, Rabson fue clasificada como una importante mujer del blues moderno que ha traído un crossover enormemente atractivo al género.1 Ella había sido nominada ocho veces para un Blues Music Award (antiguamente WC Handy Award) como Artista de Blues Tradicional Femenina del Año.3 Su primer álbum en solitario, Music Makin' Mama, fue nominado como Álbum del Año, tanto en las categorías de blues tradicional y blues acústico, y su composición "Elevator Man" fue nominada como Canción del Año.

Rabson murió el 30 de enero de 2013, en Fredericksburg, Virginia, después de una larga batalla contra el cáncer. Ella tenía 67 años.

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miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017


foto de Festival International de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou.

10 agost – 13 agost
10 agost (10:00) - 13 agost (20:00)

Festival International de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou
Rue de la Trémolière, 15150 Laroquebrou

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jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017


foto de Boogie Woogie Blues Festival.

El 8 Septiembre será un honor tocar en la segunda edición del Boogie Woogie Blues Festival en Stockerau Austria, muy cerca de Viena, compartiendo cartel con los maestros Axel Zwingenberger, Martin Pyrker y la legendaria banda austríaca Mojo Blues Band entre otros. Very special event!!

domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017


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    Avui dediquem el BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME dels diumenges a la tarda al gran pianista suec CHARLES NORMAN., un innovador dins del génere sens dubte., dedicat a Jordi Monguillot Ventura  pianista de Boogie Woogie  in memoriam .   (1-6-26/2-5-17 ) 


Karl-Erik Albert "Charlie" Norman also known as Charles (4 October 1920 – 12 August 2005) was a Swedish musician and entertainer. Norman is regarded as Sweden's leading boogie-woogie piano player in the 1940s, but also an accomplished all-round pianist. He collaborated with other artists such as Alice Babs and Sickan Carlsson. He wrote scores for a number of films and also starred as an actor in several. His boogie-woogie version of Edvard Grieg's Anitra's Dance earned him some notoriety in Norway.
Born in Ludvika in central Sweden,Norman became interested in music at an early age and played the trumpet in his school orchestra. At the time, he was also studying the piano. Norman's parents did not want him to take up a career as a musician without first learning, what they considered, a more a proper trade. To please his parents, he began work as a lathe operator at ASEA.In his spare time he started a dance orchestra where he played the piano. His dance orchestra entered an competition in Borlänge in 1937. Norman's prowess as a pianist was recognized and he was invited to join the Sven Fors Orchestra.

Norman got his first professional job as a musician in the summer of 1937, with the Sven Fors Orchestra at the Societetsrestaurangen ("High Society Restaurant") in Varberg. He made his radio debut in 1938. After that, he worked with orchestra leaders such as Håkan von Eichwald and Seymour Österwall. In 1942, Norman contracted tuberculosis and had to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. While in hospital, Norman began to write arrangements for recording sessions and also prepared a correspondence course in arrangement for dance orchestras.

In 1949, he married Dagny Knutsson.They had a son Lennie and a daughter Lena.

At the beginning of 1940, Norman was already a skilled boogie woogie pianist and this musical genre became the most popular of his compositions and it also became his signature.The boogie woogie style he played in was a success when his first record, Charlies Boogie, was released in 1941.

When Norman re-arranged Edvard Grieg's classical "Anitras Dance" and renamed it "Anitras Dance Boogie" in 1949, it resulted in a major controversy. The Grieg Foundation in Norway were outraged and said that the performance "violated Grieg's artistic copyright" and his record company, Metronome, was forced to withdraw the remaining copies. By then the record had already sold in excess of 10,000 copies and the "Anitras Dance Boogie" became one of the most requested pieces in Norman's repertoire.

Charlie Norman at the piano with Alice Babs and guitarist Roffe Berg in Sikforsen, 19 August 1954.
During the 1940s, Norman made several appearances abroad, including his television debut in Paris in 1947, on a program that also featured the legendary Édith Piaf. In 1949, Norman put together an orchestra to entertain US military personnel at the officer's club in Frankfurt. Starting in 1950, Norman reached a larger audience through his radio shows. He hosted the radio series the Nattugglan (The Night Owl)  followed by The Charlie Norman Show and Charlie In School. In 1951, Norman formed a trio with Rolf Berg and Hasse Burman that toured and performed at a number of venues.

Norman made many recordings with Swedish singer Alice Babs and one of these resulted in Sweden's first gold record. His collaboration with Babs became successful and lasted for years.[5] In 1990, Norman successfully persuaded her to make a comeback after her lengthy retirement to Spain. Norman was one of the artists in the popular radio program Dagens Revy (Today's Revue) along with Gösta Bernhard, Sickan Carlsson and Stig Järrel. In television, Norman contributed to children's programs and the family program Small Town. He wrote many film scores, for both short films and full-length features such as The Pot Travel, You've made your bed... and Dangerous Freedom. He also wrote the score for the American television series, Foreign Intrigue of which 50 episodes were shown in Sweden.

In addition to being a skilled pianist, Norman also had an excellent sense of humour and he has often been compared to Victor Borge. He wrote most of the material he used in shows. During the 1970s and 1980s Norman teamed up with his son, comedian Lennie Norman and Ronnie Gardiner for ten winter seasons on the Canary Islands where they entertained Swedish tourists. Norman also appeared in restaurant shows at the Berns and Bacchi Wapen restaurants in Stockholm, the restaurant Trädgårn in Gothenburg and Kronprinsen in Malmö. In the 1990s, Norman often played with Robert Wells, a great admirer of Norman's.

Norman died on 12 August 2005, in Danderyd, Sweden from skeletal cancer.


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Merrill Everett Moore (26 September 1923 – 14 June 2000) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader whose style influenced rockabilly music during the 1950s.

He was born in Algona, Iowa, and learned piano as a child. By the age of 12 he was performing occasionally on a Des Moines radio station. After leaving school he joined the Chuck Hall Band, which played in local ballrooms, before serving in the US Navy during World War II. He then married, and moved with his wife to Tucson, Arizona and then San Diego, where he worked as a clothes salesman and performed in clubs, often with guitarist Arkie Geurin. He became a full-time musician in 1950, and formed his own band, the Saddle, Rock and Rhythm Boys, who played boogie-woogie and Western swing at the Buckaroo Club. He signed with Capitol Records in 1952 and recorded a string of singles, the most successful of which was a version of "The House of Blue Lights" in 1953. Ken Nelson of Capitol Records invited him to take part in a national tour, but Jimmy Kennedy, the owner of the Buckaroo Club, refused to allow Moore to break his contract to take part.[1][2][3]


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According to Steve Huey of Allmusic, Moore's "unique style fused Western swing, boogie-woogie, and early R&B in a melting pot that many critics felt was a distinct influence on rockabilly, especially Jerry Lee Lewis."[1] His music was later highly regarded by rockabilly fans, especially in Europe, although Moore himself said:[3] "We didn't have the idea we were pioneering anything. We were just trying to make a living.... Rock and roll to me was a completely different sound. The rhythm section was incomplete, it was too hard, and it didn't swing...."


Moore continued to record for Capitol in the 1950s, but in 1955 walked out on his contract with Kennedy and moved to Los Angeles. There, he became a regular, along with Tennessee Ernie Ford, on Cliffie Stone's radio program Hometown Jamboree, and also worked as a session pianist for Capitol, appearing on records by Tommy Sands, Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Kay Starr and others. In 1962 he moved back to San Diego, and returned to playing hotels and clubs.[1][2]

He died from cancer in 2000, at the age of 76.


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Artist Biography by Steve Huey in allmusic ! 
Pianist Merrill Moore's unique style fused Western swing, boogie-woogie, and early R&B in a melting pot that many critics felt was a distinct influence on rockabilly, especially Jerry Lee Lewis. Born in Algona, IA, in 1923, Moore began playing the piano at age seven and by 12 was performing on a Des Moines radio station. After high school, he played in a band on the Midwestern ballroom circuit, taking a break to serve in the Navy during World War II. Afterwards, he married his high-school sweetheart and moved to San Diego, where he started playing the club circuit. He got a regular gig with local club kingpin Jimmy Kennedy and put together the Saddle, Rock & Rhythm Boys as his backing band in 1950. Kennedy helped get Moore a record deal with Capitol in 1952, and that year he released his first single, "Big Bug Boogie." 1953's "House of Blue Lights" became a national hit, but Kennedy refused to allow the band to tour or promote the record: He'd signed them to a seven-year deal to play six nights a week and had only gotten them the record contract to increase their local drawing power. Moore continued to record occasional boogies and novelty tunes for Capitol, issuing an extremely rare self-titled EP in 1955. That same year, he walked out on his contract with Kennedy and moved to Los Angeles.

Moore performed regularly on Cliffie Stone's music program Hometown Jamboree and also worked as a session pianist, appearing on records by the likes of Tommy Sands ("Teenage Crush"), Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Hank Thompson, Sonny James, and Kay Starr, among others. He recorded only one more session for Capitol, a selection of instrumentals that wasn't released until 1990 by Bear Family. Moore returned to San Diego in 1962, taking up residency in a hotel lounge. He worked clubs and similar venues for the next couple of decades, sometimes venturing into Nevada and Arizona. A car accident in 1986 put him on hiatus for a few years, but Moore spent most of the '90s playing regularly at Mr. A's in San Diego, leaving in 1998. He lost a battle with cancer on June 14, 200

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domingo, 14 de mayo de 2017

FATS WALLER to J.M.V. in Memoriam ..............

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      Avui fá 12 díes que ja no está aquí, vostè no sabía que cada diumenge recordaba des 
d´aquest modest blog inspirat en vosté mateix i el seu ídol FATS WALLER , les tardes de Boogie Woogie que després de dinar a la nostra modestísima vivenda , alló de café copa , puro i una estoneta de piano, quasi sempre eren les mateixes peçes , pero tant se val........ era com u ritual que mai no podia faltar. Després d´estar més de 23 díes greument malalt a l ´Hospital, sense perdre el seu sentit de l ´humor fins quasibé el darrer instant, retro un petit pero sentit homenatge , enriquit per la seva lliço de vida que ens va donar sobre tot en els darrers temps mai un gest torçat , mai una mala cara i sempre unes mostres d´agraïment que sincerament a mi em valen per a tota una vida de moments viscuts, de bons i molts de dolents també perqué no dir-ho , malgrat tot el meu respecte i entomo la seva darrera lliço com a estímul per continuar sense vosté físicament peró sempre amb el seu record viu . Fins aviat , com podrá veure li poso unes quantes peçes del FATS WALLER amb imatges incloses per tal de completar aquest record d´avui , diumenge a la tarda a la hora de sempre mes o menys ... i que no falti mai .  A REVOIRE !!  







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viernes, 21 de abril de 2017


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Brandnew CD "Beloved Boogie Woogie" together with Ladyva Vanessa Gnägi. So happy and proud of this amazing recordings we finished just in time for the Silvan Zingg International Boogie Woogie Festival 

Silvan Zingg and Ladyva (Vanessa Gnägi) present their joint 4-handed Boogie Woogie Piano program. The new album comes out on 22nd April 2017. It's called "BELOVED BOOGIE WOOGIE". It contains all 4-handed pieces, from classics to originals.
Last year in summer, the unique Swiss piano duo between the Ticino Boogie Woogie icon Silvan Zingg and the charming Bernese woman Ladyva was created. The good feeling between both artists on stage is transferred to the audience with joy and happiness.
The musicians were able to celebrate successful performances at festivals in the recent months: e.g. in Spain (Terrassa Boogie & Blues Reunion), France (Marcq-en-Barœul) and Switzerland (Boogie Night Chur).
Their charming interplay is precise, performed with virtuosity and playfulness. The features are harmonically reworked riffs, imaginative improvisations and rousing rhythmic bass riffs.
The next concert of Silvan Zingg and Ladyva will be at the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano. Already for the 16th time, Zingg invites world-class pianists and world-champion Boogie Woogie dancers in Lugano. The program offers more than 24 hours of live-music and dance on three days (21st to 23rd April). The opening will be on Friday with the Gala Dinner at Hotel Eden in Paradiso. Afterwards on Saturday there will be dance classes and piano master-classes. In the evening, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will be brought to a boil. The finale will take place on the Lago di Lugano with live-music, a great brunch and a stunning view of the surroundings.
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