BLUES, BOOGIE WOOGIE, AND NEW ORLEANS PIANO
Inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame
Voted Blues Artist of the Year in CityBeat Magazine's 2019 CEA Awards
Voted Best Local Musician in CityBeat Magazine's "Best Of Cincinnati" 2018 Reader's Poll
"Known for its rollicking, foot-stomping jubilance, the boogie-woogie sound erupted from the American South during the late 1920s.
"This piano-centric subgenre of the jazz tradition drew its structural elements from the blues and spirituals, but introduced an intoxicating rhythmic complexity that inspired generations of young dancers. Ricky Nye is one of the nation’s leading players and preservationists of boogie-woogie, stunning audiences with unmatched authenticity, virtuosic speed and playful arrangements." - Vail Jazz