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programa BLUES & BOOGIE Reuion

Monday 5th January 2009, at 23h.
Blues · Boogie Woogie
18 euros


RICKY NYE (USA) PIANO & VOCALS
FABRICE EULRY (FRA) PIANO
LLUÍS COLOMA (ESP) PIANO

MANOLO GERMÁN (ESP) BASS
MARC RUIZ (ESP) DRUMS


Tuesday 6th January 2009, at 19:30h.
Blues · Boogie Woogie
18 euros


RICKY NYE (USA) PIANO
CHRIS CONZ (SWI) PIANO
LLUÍS COLOMA (ESP) PIANO

MANOLO GERMÁN (ESP) BASS
MARC RUIZ (ESP) DRUMS

Lloc: Nova Jazz Cava de Terrassa

Nova Jazz Cava de Terrassa

Ptge. Tete Montoliu s/n – 08221 – TERRASSA (SPAIN)
Telf. (+34) 93 780 50 12

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Venda d´entrades: Oficina Jazz Terrassa

INFORMATION & BOOKING

Oficina Jazz Terrassa, c/ Teatre, 2. Tel.: (+34) 93 786 27 09,
Office hours: from 9:30 to 13:30 & from 17 to 19h.

TICKET SALES

Nova Jazz Cava, pge. Tete Montoliu, s/n.
Saturday 5th January, from 21h.
Sunday 6th January, from 18h.
Venda d´entrades: Oficina Jazz Terrassa
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To the 5th edition of Blues & Boogie Reunion , annual Blues & Boogie Woogie piano meeting in Spain.


PREVIOUS EDITIONS


A show full of rhythm and joy. 2 pianos on stage, 4 pianists playing the hottest style on the 88 keys, Boogie Woogie. Great Blues & Boogie Woogie piano players as Ricky Nye (USA), Fabrice Eulry (FRA), Chris Conz (SWI) and Lluís Coloma (ESP) will share the stage during two evenings playing each solo sets and some piano duets. Two magic concerts, the best gift for Christhmas.





 
Artistes: Ricky Nye, Fabrice Eulry, Chris Conz, Lluís Coloma, Manolo Germán, Marc Ruiz

RICKY NYE (USA) Piano & Vocals

Ricky Nye Ricky Nye was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing an interest in music at the age of five. His many musical journeys have led to the development of his own brand of blues, boogie woogie and New Orleans-style piano playing and singing, performing in solo, duo and combo settings. During his career, Ricky has played with renown blues artists such as James Harman, Junior Watson, Francine Reed and Darrell Nulisch. The recipient of multiple CAMMY and CEA awards given by the Cincinnati Enquirer and CityBeat Magazine respectively, Ricky is the producer of the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati, and has performed at concerts and clubs throughout the U.S., France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Switzerland and Vienna. Most recently, RICKY NYE INC. with Brian Aylor (drums), Steve Perakis (upright bass) & Eric Neuhausser (tenor sax) were selected by the Cincy Blues Society to represent them at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis February 2009.

FABRICE EULRY (FRA) Piano

Fabrice Eulry Fabrice Eulry was born on the 4th of September in 1962. He spend his childhood in Tunisia, his teenage years in Lyon, went to New Orleans and finally moved in Paris in 1990. It is difficult to say what side of music Fabrice is not interested and what he cannot play ! He regularly performed with famous artist like Nancy Holloway, Big Jay Mac Neely, Joël Daydé, Gilbert Leroux, Sidney Bechet junior, Dubbie Duncan...

FABRICE EULRY IS THE MOST STRONG AND ENERGIC PIANIST THAT HAS BEEN SEEN FROM JERRY LEE LEWIS. All he wants is to play the music he loves : popular melodies, classical music, Musette, Black and African music, Tsigane folklore, oriental music, Rock’n roll…He suits all kind of melodies and thanks to his improvisation, makes his music and create a crazy univers.

CHRIS CONZ (SWI) Piano

Chris Conz Chris was born on October 22nd, 1985 in Uster, Switzerland. By age 11, Chris discovered the sound of Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’Roll through Hamp Ruosch (a popular Boogie Woogie and Rock'n'Roll artist in Switzerland). From there on, he was fascinated by Boogie Woogie. Chris Conz took lessons from Hamp, where he learned his first bass lines and grips, and lessons for three years at the music school of Uster.

At the age of 16, Chris got to know Silvan Zingg, (a popular Boogie Woogie artist in Europe), while attending a concert. He still remembers: “... During the break, I went to see him to inquire about “me” playing a little Boogie Woogie too.” One year later Chris Conz played as a special guest at the International Boogie Woogie Festival, which Silvan Zingg organized. After that Chris was invited to different international Festivals all over the world. In 2002 Chris teamed up with his percussion support, Mario Von Holten and recorded his CD – Boogie Woogie Breakup. Chris is also a member of the band “Terry & The Hot Sox.”

He made his first visit to the U.S. in February 2008 where he played in Las Vegas, Nevada as a guest performer with The Twins Dueling Piano Show. His style is on the European Boogie Woogie tradition full of power and energy.

LLUÍS COLOMA (ESP) Piano

Lluís ColomaBorn in Barcelona in 1973, Lluís Coloma is one of the most recognized and in-demand pianists in the European Blues scene. After hearing the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes and Alan Price he migrated from stuffy classical lessons to self-taught rock & roll eventually showing a remarkable ability for Blues and Boogie Woogie.

Today Lluis is considered a specialist and garners accolades and awards such as “Best Catalan Musician 2003” and “Artista BluesCat 2006”. When not recording and performing Lluís gives conferences and master classes on the history of Blues and Boogie Woogie piano and is one of the few pianists in Spain able to recreate the primitive styles of the genre. He is the artistic director of the Barcelona Blues Festival, organizes the annual Blues & Boogie Reunion, the Barcelona Blues Society’s Boogie Woogie Jubilee and is a mainstay on the European blues & piano festival circuit.

From the beginning, Lluís has made a mark in Blues & Boogie Woogie penning his own compositions on the critically acclaimed releases REMEMBER (Omix Records 2002), BOOGIEOLOGY (Fresh Sound Records 2003) and LONELY AVENUE (Swing Alley 2006).

In his new CD, BOOGIE PORTRAITS (Swing Alley 2008), Lluís records duets with Blues & Boogie Woogie piano greats Carl Sonny Leyland, Barrelhouse Chuck, Mitch Woods, Bob Seeley, Mark “Mr B” Braun, Frank Muschalle and others.

In 2007 Lluís played festivals in the United States alongside David Maxwell, Mitch Woods, Bruce Katz, and Axel Zwingenberger. Naturally, he tours throughout Europe and occasionally afar such as Malaysia’s Miri Jazz Festival in ’06 & ’07. With Boogie Portraits, 2008 Lluís Coloma expands even farther.

MANOLO GERMÁN (ESP) Bass

Manolo Germán Born in Cardona in 1970. Musician since 1997. Founding member of Rockabilly band Headstones. Bassist of Rockabilly band "Gatos Locos" touring several times in Spain from 1997 to 2000. Since 1997 Manolo plays bass in "Dr Swinguez" band. In 1999 he works as a side man of Rock and Roll legend Sleepy la Beef in Albacete.

Member of Lluís Coloma Trio since 2001, Manolo has the chance to play in such emblematic spanish jazz clubs as Café Central de Madrid, Black Note Club de Valencia, La Bilbaína de Jazz Bilbao, Café España de Valladolid... and in importants festivals in France, Malaysia, Serbia and Spain. Since 2000 he is the official bassist of "La Guitarra" jazz club band in Calella de Palafrugell, property of french guitar player and singer Mano Rena. Working in this club, Manolo has the opportunity to play with great musicians and bands as: La Vella Dixieland, La Locomotora Negra, Hook Herrera, Alain Guiu, Dani Doritz, Toni Solà, Erwyn Serruton...

MARC RUIZ (ESP) Drums

Marc Ruiz Born in Sabadell in 1972. Marc is working as a professional musician since 1995. Founder of Dr. Soul & Mammy Brass, playing with the band from 1995 to 1998 in some local clubs in Catalunya. Drummer of "Midnight Rockets", Blues band with Maurici Morera (harmonica), Eloi Moya (bass) and Octavio Cortés (vocals and guitar) recording two CDs, "El sentío de la vía" and "Midnight Jump" (1995-1998).

In 1998 he starts to play with blues guitar player Álex A. and bassist Eloi Moya founding Funky and Blues band Álex A. & T.N.T, playing regularly in clubs as La Boîte de Barcelona, La Cova del Drac de Barcelona... and in some Festivals since 2003. Nowadays Marc plays with Blues and Boogie Woogie piano player Lluís Coloma, with whom he has recorded three Cds and played at International Blues and Jazz Festivals in Spain, France, Malaysia, Serbia... among others and had also the opportunity to play with great piano players as Axel Zwingenberger, Frank Muschalle, Silvan Zingg, Rob Rio...

 

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