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programa BLUES & BOOGIE Reunion

Monday 5th January 2015, at 22:30h.
Blues - Boogie Woogie
Adv. 17€ € / Venue 20€ € €



Tuesday 6th January 2015, at 19:30h.
Blues - Boogie Woogie
Adv. 17€ € / Venue 20€€



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/ Sant Pere 46, 1.
Telf.: (+34) 93 786 27 09
Office hours: from 16 to 20h.



Nova Jazz Cava, Ptge. Tete Montoliu, s/n.
Monday 5th January, from 21h.
Tuesday 6th January, from 18:30h.

Venda d´entrades: Oficina Jazz Terrassa
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To the 11th edition of Blues & Boogie Reunion , annual Blues & Boogie Woogie piano meeting in Spain.


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 Wendy DeWitt (USA), Stefan Ulbricht (GER), Balázs Dániel (HUN) and Lluís Coloma will share the stage during two evenings playing each solo sets and some piano duets.
Two magic concerts, the best gift for Christhmas.

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

WENDY DeWITT (USA) Piano & Vocals

WENDY DeWITT The Queen of Boogie Woogie

Intense, personal and with a contagious smile, Wendy DeWitt is inspired by a love of classic Chicago blues and Texas boogie woogie, and seasoned by work with Chicago guitarist Steve Freund and R&B legend Hank Ballard, and a show schedule of 200 dates a year. Hadda Brooks bestowed Wendy with Queen status at one of the original Queen of the Boogie’s final shows.

Currently writing her 9th album Wendy also spends time organizing the Annual Queens of Boogie Woogie at the West Coast premiere jazz venue Yoshi's Oakland, the SRO International Boogie Woogie Festival at SFJAZZ and the Blues Piano Orgy Series. To insure that more people enjoy the thrill of boogie woogie and blues piano Wendy also teaches workshops at Berkeley's renowned JazzSchool and Centrum - Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop.

Brought to the blues at the age of 10 while growing up over a country store in Glen Ellen, California her passion for music lead her to become a driving piano player and singer, in the tradition of Chicago Blues and Texas Boogie Woogie. Her influences range from Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, and Professor Longhair to Johnnie Johnson and Albert Ammons.

Festivals Wendy has performed at include the San Francisco Blues Festival, St. Croix Blues and Heritage Fest, Les Nuits de Boogie Woogie in Paris, and Lugano International Boogie Woogie Festival in Switzerland. She regularly tours, and Wendy and her duo partner Kirk Harwood are Finalists in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, Tennessee.


Daniel Balazs “alias Mr. Firehand is the most virtuoso boogie woogie pianist in Hungary”

Balázs Dániel was born in 1990, Győr, Hungary. He started to play piano for his own pleasure when he was 14 years old. Two years later, he accidentally heard a recording on which a boogie woogie pianist was playing. Since then he has become obsessed by boogie woogie.

He first heard live boogie woogie piano in Switzerland in 2006. Sitting in the audience, he decided that he would like to be a boogie woogie pianist.
His first solo appearance was in his hometown in 2007. This sell out concert would be followed by many performances in different cities of Hungary. In 2009, for the first time, he also showed his pianistic abilities abroad. Since then, he has played regularly in Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland and England. Also in 2009, he formed his trio with two great musicians from Győr, Koch Barnabás – drums and Zink Ferenc – double bass. The group completes the traditional boogie woogie sound with new elements.

“Mr. Firehand” has released several CDs during the last few years. He was only 18, when his first CD was released with the title “Burning Fingers” (2008). You can hear mostly his own boogie woogie and blues songs on it. In 2010, he recorded his next CD with his trio, called “Boogie In 3” (2010). His latest album is “Boogie Cocktail” (2012), which is also a solo recording. In addition to his signature boogie woogie, Balázs demonstrates his musical versatility by playing New Orleans Jazz numbers, together with plaintive blues and energetic stride tunes within his varied repertoire.

Balázs is the organizer and host of the one and only boogie woogie festival in Hungary, The Boogiefeszt – International Boogie Woogie Festival, Győr, first held in 2008.


Stefan Ulbricht Stefan Ulbricht was born in Bonn in February, 1982. Already at the age of 5, he became interested in music and started to take guitar lessons. At the age of 14 he switched to the piano and was infected by the „boogie and blues virus“ in 1997 while watching boogie and blues on tv.

As an autodidact, he began studying his favoured music style. It didn‘t take long that he learnt to know many famous musicians on concerts and jam sessions. He shares a very special and close relationship with the „grand master of boogie woogie“ in Germany, Leopold von Knobelsdorff. He owes him a lot of music al stimulations.

Since 1999, Stefan Ulbricht has been performing on various stages all over Germany as well as other countries in Europe, as there are: Hamburger Jazzmarathon, Pianistenfestival in Hamburg (Vince Weber, Gottfried Böttger, Frank Muschalle, Axel Zwingenberger, among others), Boogie Woogie Konzertexpress with Axel Zwingenberger, International Boogie Woogie Festival in Laroquebrou/Frankreich 2009, several Jazz Nights, regularly concerts in jazzclubs. According to his fresh and innovative style, not one single foot can resist this irrisistable rhythm.

Playing solo piano, or accompanied by other musicians, the audience enjoys his fast and melodious boogies as well as jazz and blues songs from the 30‘s, 40‘s and 50‘s. The rolling bass figures, played with his pounding left hand, and the swinging melody are his trademarks.

Stefan has recorded four Cds and in his latest CD „Big, Bigger, Boogie“, was recorded on the world‘s largest grand piano serially produced, the Fazioli F 308, in April 2009 with Moritz Schlömer on the drums, who is a versatile and exceptional boogie pianist, too.

On October 24, Stefan Ulbricht was honoured with the 2009 German Boogie Woogie Award „Pinetop“ as best piano player in the category „Rising Star 2009“. Since 2010 he is the organisator of the International Siegburg Boogie Night.


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. Lluís recorded his first live Cd, 7 NIGHTS AT CENTRAL (Swing Alley 2009), during a week of concerts at Café Central in Madrid wrapped up by a unique atmosphere and a warm audience. After that he recorded ROCKIN’ MY BLUES IN CHICAGO a solo piano tribute to the great Xicago pianist, produced by Barrelhouse Chuck. Lately he released his last Cd INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE WOOGIE EXPLOSION with the living Boogie Woogie legend Bob Seeley, a piano duet Cd where tradition and modernity meets in a natural way.

Lluís is also promoting Boogie Woogie concerts since 2004 in Spain, as Campi qui Boogie! – International Boogie Woogie Festival in Barcelona –, and the Blues & Boogie Reunion


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... &