INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE & BLUES FESTIVAL HOLLAND 2014
Heineken International Boogie & Blues Festival Holland 2014
will take place Saturday March 29th 2014 (20:00 PM).
International Heineken Boogie & Blues
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Masterclass (for the Dance Workshop, see below)
After the Piano Masterclass, there is an Open Stage. Young talents and others can perform 1 or 2 boogie woogie, piano blues or jazz songs. In case of too many attendants, the organisation will make a selection.
The performances during the Open Stage are only accessible for attendants of the Piano Masterclass.
The Open Stage ends at 16:30 PM.
The Piano Masterclass will be given by Martin Pyrker
Martin and Sabine Pyrker
Martin Pyrker was born in 1954 in Vienna and discovered his love for the piano and for the blues in 1971, when he was 17 years young and already playing the drums for 4 years.
A blues program on the radio, an acquaintance with the pianists Vince Weber, Hans-Georg Möller and Axel Zwingenberger from Hamburg, who caused at that time the boogie woogie fever in Germany, and the meeting with the Viennese “blues guru” Hans Maitner, protagonist of the legendary radio program “Living Blues” fascinated Martin Pyrker of a kind of music that has meanwhile become 100 years old: the classical piano-blues and boogie-woogie.
Pyrker’s legendary concerts in the 1970s with Zwingenberger, Weber and Möller and, originated from this, the first piano-boogie woogie record in Austria (“Boogie Woogie Session 76” / EMI) were the beginning of a growing enthusiasm for this kind of music in Austria and Germany and influenced further generations of young pianists.
Solo and together with many other well-known artists at home and abroad, Martin gave a lot of concerts in jazz clubs, blues bars and at blues and boogie festivals, where he also shared the piano with long gone legends of the blues: Blind John Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slims, Champion Jack Dupree, just to mention a few of them.
Since the legendary boogie woogie festival of Cologne (WDR 1974) and Vienna (concert hall 1976) the renaissance of boogie woogie could not be stopped anymore, unnumerous tours through Europe and USA followed (as "Stars of Boogie Woogie" and others).
More than 2000 performances and concerts at home and abroad have left their mark on Pyrkers career since then. Also a lot of records were produced, out from a repertoire of more than 100 own compositions and the most important blues and boogie woogie standards, solo and together with international stars of the blues, recorded in Vienna, Wels, Paris and Fort Worth.
Martin Pyrker today is the most known authentic blues and boogie pianist in Austria and his CDs are well known in USA, the origin country of this kind of music.
The Piano Masterclass in 2007 by Bob Seeley
Saturday afternoon, March 29th 2014 between 13:00 and 14:00 PM, you can join the swinging Dance Workshop by Jelly Germain and The Harlem Hoppers (F).
Reservation is required. Entrance fee is € 10. Payment is cash, before the start of the Workshop. The Workshop is in English.
Make your reservation for this fun and educational opportunity! To make your reservation, please click here.
Jelly Germain (F)
Harlem Hoppers (F)