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programa BLUES & BOOGIE Reunion

Thursday 5th January 2012, at 22h.
Blues - Boogie Woogie
20 euros



Friday 6th January 2012, at 19:30h.
Blues - Boogie Woogie
20 euros



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

Venda d´entrades: Oficina Jazz Terrassa


Oficina Jazz Terrassa, c/ Teatre, 2. Tel.: (+34) 93 786 27 09,
Office hours: from 10 to 14 & from 17 to 19h.


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 8th edition of Blues & Boogie Reunion, annual Blues & Boogie Woogie international piano meeting in Spain.


A show full of rhythm and joy. Two pianos on stage, three pianists playing the hottest style on the 88 keys: Boogie Woogie. The great Blues piano player from Chicago, Barrelhouse Chuck, and the german Boogie Woogie specialist, Frank Muschalle, will share the stage with Lluís Coloma and his trio during two evenings, playing solo sets and some piano duets, trios, and more ¡Two magic concerts! The best Christhmas gift.

Artistes: Barrelhouse Chuck, Frank Muschalle, Lluís Coloma, Manolo Germán, Marc Ruiz


BARRELHOUSE CHUCK One of the few Chicago blues pianists to have studied under Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Lafayette Leake and Little Brother Montgomery, Barrelhouse Chuck draws on this distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano style that places him at the forefront of this celebrated tradition.

Born in Ohio (Columbus, OH - July 10, 1958) where he first learned to play the drums at the age of 5, Barrelhouse Chuck, whose real name is Charles Goering, later switched to the piano and was living in Florida when he heard his first Muddy Waters record with Otis Spann on piano. This was a major turning point in Chuck's life.

After that Chuck started buying the records of every blues artist he could find. A quick study on the keyboards it wasn't long before Chuck had formed his own band and began opening for the likes of Willie Dixon, B.B. King and Bo Diddley. It was also during this time (the late 70's) that Chuck and some of his friends began following Muddy Waters around to get some first hand exposure to both Muddy and his then current piano player, Pinetop Perkins.

Chuck spent the next 10 years studying with the living legend, who Chuck called "the great-granddaddy of all the blues piano players". Through Sunnyland he met all the great blues musicians in Chicago, and often ended up playing with and hanging out with them. People like Pinetop Perkins, Lafayette Leake and Little Brother Montgomery took Chuck under their wings, invited him into their homes and made him feel a part of their families.

During that time Chuck developed his immense mastery of blues piano and went on to perform and record with most of the notable blues musicians in Chicago-people like Louis Myers, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Dawkins, Billy Boy Arnold, Hubert Sumlin, Henry Townsend, S.P. Leary, Detroit Jr. and Big Smokey Smothers, among others. During the past two decades Chuck has played all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and tours Europe regularly. He has also appeared more than a half dozen times at the Chicago Blues Festival.


FRANK MUSCHALLE Frank Muschalle, Germany, has been on tour in Europe for more than fifteen years. He has become one of the most popular boogie woogie pianists.

Frank was born in 1969. After 11 years studying classical piano he discovered the joys of boogie woogie at the age of 19. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to this music. The boogie woogie trio Ammons, Johnson and Lewis as well as pianists like Axel Zwingenberger, Little Brother Montgomery or Cow Cow Davenport have deeply influenced his development. Within a short period of time Frank has acquired a fine reputation not only among insiders.

Appearances on TV and radio have contributed to Frank´s remarkable success. As early as October 1995 his debut-CD,"Great Boogie Woogie News", was published by the Vienna label Document Records. Afterwards Frank gave performances in jazz clubs and festivals, on a tour of Austria with the Mojo Bluesband and Red Holloway, at concerts in the Jazzland and the Starclub (Vienna), and at concerts with Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker. Quite soon Frank Muschalle outgrew his role as a local talent; invitations to concerts such as the "Stars of Boogie Woogie" - Festival in the Vienna Concert Hall speak for themselves.

In March 1997 the second CD, "Battin´ The Boogie", came out, also published by Document Records. The production caused a sensation among international experts. In September 1998 Frank was invited on a two - week tour of South Carolina (USA) with the Mojo Bluesband. In the course of this tour, recordings with Jimmy McCracklin and Nappy Brown were made for Ripete Records (USA).

In 2002 the "40 - Years American - Folk - Blues - Festival Jubilee" took place in Germany and Frank played on this Tour with Blues-Stars Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Bob Stroger and Lousiana Red. Two Month later, Frank was invited to the "Jumpin´at the Flagships" - Tour through all parts of Switzerland. He played there with Red Holloway, Jimmy Coe, Carrie Smith and Rusty Zinn. The Swiss TV recorded a one hour TV - Show of this performance. At this point of time, Frank has recorded 7 different cds and his musical style is well-known for its superb technical fireworks and subtle nuances. Time and again he creates an expectant atmosphere in his audience which is constantly heightened by the skilful changes of musical mood.


Lluís Coloma Born 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 CD, BOOGIE PORTRAITS (Swing Alley 2008), Lluís recorded 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 as far such as Malaysia’s Miri Jazz Festival in ’06 & ’07. Also his first live Cd, 7 NIGHTS AT CENTRAL (Swing Alley 2009), recorded during a week of concerts at Café Central in Madrid wrapped up by a unique atmosphere and a warm audience. His last, ROCKIN' MY BLUES IN CHICAGO (Swing Alley 2011), is a tribute to the great Blues pianist from the Windy City, Chicago, produced by Barrelhouse Chuck, Lluís back to the Blues roots, with a exquisite and surprising production. Lluís combines his musical activity with Boogie Woogie promotion in Spain organizing several events as the annual Blues & Boogie Reunion in Terrassa, international Boogie Woogie piano meeting in Spain.


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 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... &