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programa BLUES & BOOGIE Reunion

Wednesday 5th January 2022, at 22h
Blues - Boogie Woogie
Price: Web and venue 25€


MITCH WOODS (USA) PIANO & VOCALS
NIREK MOKAR (FRA) PIANO & VOCALS
LLUÍS COLOMA (SP) PIANO

MANOLO GERMÁN (SP) BASS
ARNAU JULIÀ (SP) DRUMS


Thursday 6th January 2022, at 19h
Blues - Boogie Woogie
Price: Web and venue 25€


MITCH WOODS (USA) PIANO & VOCALS
ANKE ANGEL (HOL) PIANO & VOCALS
LLUíS COLOMA (SP) PIANO

MANOLO GERMÁN (SP) BASS
ARNAU JULIÀ (SP) 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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INFORMATION

Oficina Jazz Terrassa
c/ Sant Pere 46, 1.
Telf.: (+34) 93 786 27 09
Office hours: from 16 to 20h.
E-mail: info@jazzterrassa.org

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www.jazzterrassa.org

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Nova Jazz Cava, Ptge. Tete Montoliu, s/n.
5th January, from 21h.
6th January, from 18h.
Online reservation recomended


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To the 18th 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 Mitch Woods (USA), Nirek Mokar (FRA), Anke Angel (HOL), 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 Christmas.





 
Artistes

MITCH WOODS (USA) - Piano & Vocals

Mitch Woods Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Mitch Woods moved to San Francisco in 1970. While he was growing up in Brooklyn, he studied both jazz and classical music, but when he relocated to the Bay Area, he primarily played jump blues and R&B.

Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

Friends Along the Way, released in 2017, is his last collected recordings of Woods performing with a variety of noted blues artists, including Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, and James Cotton.

 

 

NIREK MOKAR (FRA) – Piano & Vocals

Nirek Mokar Nirek Mokar is a 19-year-old Parisian who grew up in the 17th district. It was by having the chance to listen to and see all the great Boogie-Woogie specialists play at the "Paris Boogie Speakeasy" where his father worked when he was very young that he fell in love with the piano Boogie Woogie.

Only 9 years ago and following the advice of his elders (Jean-Paul Amouroux, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Jean-Baptiste Franc ...), he began to self-taught to learn on the piano of the Paris Boogie Speakeasy because he did not did not have a piano at home! Passionate about this music and also about Blues, Swing and Rock'n'Roll, he devotes himself to it as much as he can as soon as his lessons are over. Showing astonishing maturity and exceptional swing, he quickly became the darling of Boogie lovers from all over Paris, but not only.

If he does not miss an opportunity to come to the famous Caveau de la Huchette, he has already been invited to play in many festivals in France (Laroquebrou, Jazz au Phare, Blues sur Seine, Jazz à l'Amirauté ...) but also abroad (in Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, England, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Norway and in the United States ...).

 

 

ANKE ANGEL (NL) – Piano & Vocals

Anke Angel Anke Angel was born in Zeist, Holland. Her father was (and still is) a great fan of boogiewoogie. He played the piano, the guitar and the violin. Ankes mother was a classical ballet dancer. At the age of three, Anke played her first boogie, a few years later she began taking piano and singing lessons.

In her hometown there was only a classical school of music, so she taught herself how to play the boogies by listening to the records from Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson… over and over. She composed her own songs and recorded them on her father’s equipment. Years later she had her first boogie and jazz-lessons, from pianist Rob Agerbeek.

When Boogie woogie legend from Texas Little Willie Littlefield heard Anke play he was exited, and encouraged her to start a professional music career. Since then Anke is asked to play everywhere in Europe, to her own great excitement.

 

 

LLUÍS COLOMA (SP) Piano

Lluís Coloma Lluís is considered the best Blues & Boogie Woogie pianist in Spain, and is also well-known throughout Europe and Asia as one of the masters of these styles. His music is unique, with a special personal touch that makes him an exceptional pianist and composer, combining traditional Blues & Jazz music with his special Spanish and Catalan flavour.

Born in Barcelona in 1973, Lluís started classical piano studies at an early age. After hearing the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes and Alan Price he migrated from classical lessons to self-taught Rock & Roll, eventually showing a remarkable ability for Blues and Boogie Woogie piano. Lluís Coloma is now one of the most recognized and in demand pianists in the world Blues and Boogie Woogie piano scene.

Lluís has received accolades and music awards such as “Best Catalan Musician 2003” and “Artista BluesCat 2006”. He often appears at Blues & Boogie Woogie festivals in Europe and Asia, where he stands out for his virtuosity and originality, and his performances are often received with standing ovations. As a composer and pianist, he continues playing all over Spain at renowned music festivals and clubs such as Café Central in Madrid, San Javier Jazz Festival, Vijazz Penedès, Festival de Jazz de Barcelona. Festival de Jazz de Madrid. Jamboree in Barcelona, Cerdanyola Blues Festival, among others, as well as in countries including USA, France, England, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Hungary and Malaysia.   

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

 

 

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...

 

 

ARNAU JULIÀ (ESP) Batería

Arnau Julià Arnau Julià (Barcelona, ​​1991) began his music studies in the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu where it is part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, under the direction and tutelage of Joan Chamorro. With the Sant Andreu Jazz Band he participates in various festivals in Spain and France and has the opportunity to record his first albums with luxury guests such as Perico Sambeat, Scott Robinson and Wycliffe Gordon. He later began his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya where he received classes from musicians such as David Xirgu, Jo Krause, Horacio Fumero and Joan Monné. Julià is an active musician in the jazz and blues scene of Barcelona and regularly collaborates with groups such as the Barcelona Big Blues Band, The Sick Boys and Lluís Coloma Trio among others.

 

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