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A Night of Boogie Woogie with:
Axel Zwingenberger – Luca Sestak – Lluis Coloma – Ben Waters
Four of Europes leading Boogie Woogie and Blues pianists will enthral you with a night of piano pyrotechnics.
Throughout the finest concert halls of Germany, France and Spain the thunderous sounds of Barrelhouse piano have become synonymous with a more risque way of filling predominantly classical music venues
The renaissance of Boogie Woogie is sweeping the continent as classical music scholars come to the realisation that’s it’s not just a basic form of music, but a complex, unique, exciting form of Jazz that is equally as challenging as classical music
Starting around the turn of the 20th-century Boogie Woogie had its first national craze in the USA in the 1930s after Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and Big Joe Turner played at the Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall. The next day they sold 1 million records in New York alone!
The story of Boogie Woogie is too vast to fill this brochure, BUT These four pianists adore the genre from its earliest recordings – Music from Clarence ‘Pinetops’ Smith, Herschel Thomas, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis will all get an airing – as well you will get to see where these pianists have developed the own unique style and become some of the most intricate of players, making sure that Boogie Woogie is alive and well and continuing well into the 21st century with a whole new audience
The craze sweeping Europe often sees these musicians playing to thousands of people every night – Its a very special event and we are proud to present the show tonight in the UK – where feel sure the craze will continue.
Axel Zwingenber is renowned as the worlds leading expert on Boogie Woogie, Not just in his phenomenal playing, but also has superb knowledge and love of the history of Boogie Woogie
Luca Sestak is only 25 and is an incredible musician – It’s like the piano is part of him, he is simply one. of the best pianists ever to come out of Germany weather playing the music of Albert Ammons, Chopin or Billy Joel he is sublime
Lluís is the ambassador of Blues & Boogie Woogie piano player in Spain and is also well-known throughout Europe and Asia as one of the masters of these styles. His music is unique, with a special personal touch that makes him an exceptional pianist and composer, combining traditional Blues & Jazz music with his special Spanish and Catalan flavour.
Ben Waters, Is one of the genres top session men having worked with The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Sir Ray Davies, Jools Holland, and many more