MANY THANKS to Howard Stone, founder of VAIL JAZZ and his conscientious staff, the outstanding rhythm section of Mark Diamond (upright bass) & Jay Forrest (drums),
attentive guests and gracious hosts for including me in the society's "Soiree Series" house concert held Saturday March 24th, 2018- truly a night to remember!
"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