THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE SUMMIT
THANK YOU! to all who attended the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th @ the historic SOUTHGATE HOUSE 24 E. 3rd St., Newport, KY 41071 859-431-2201
WHAT A NIGHT!!! appreciation and respect for my fellow pianists Stephanie Trick, Rob Rio, and Jörg Hegemann (1st U.S. appearance!)- Brian Aylor (drums), Chris Douglas (upright bass) & George Bedard (guitar)- KILLIN' IT! and if that wasn't enough: special surprise guest pianists Chase Garrett and Fabrice Eulry- an OUTSTANDING audience- more than I could have dreamed of!
with: GEORGE BEDARD (guitar) CHRIS DOUGLAS (upright bass) BRIAN AYLOR (drums)
BIG THANKS to our sponsors who make it all possible: Premier Pianos, Dewey's Pizza, York Vision, Chez Nora, Destiny Yacht Charters, Heater Meals, CityBeat, Esquire/ Mariemont/ Kenwood Theatres & Eat Well
This show is a MUST SEE for previous attendees of the Boogie Summit, and for folks that have never witnessed the event: two grand pianos, a stellar rhythm section, no smoking, plenty of seating, and an OUTSTANDING representation of piano styles: JOERG HEGEMANN (Germany), possessing grace, power and the spirit of Albert Ammons (one of the pioneers of boogie woogie); STEPHANIE TRICK (St.Louis), a prodigious master of stride a la Fats Waller & James P. Johnson; ROB RIO (Los Angeles) bringing fun and a bawdy good time with a solid blues & boogie foundation; and RICKY NYE (Cincinnati), the show's producer and a stylist channeling blues, boogie and New Orleans flavors in his personal way...rhythm section comprised of world class guitar master GEORGE BEDARD (Ann Arbor, MI) and Ricky's ready steady team on the local front: BRIAN AYLOR (drums) and CHRIS DOUGLAS (upright bass).
and here's some great video from the NINTH BOOGIE SUMMIT, courtesy of Russ Withington/ IMAGG, Inc.- enjoy!