Attorney turned Youtube Boogie-Woogie Piano Sensation with link to Frederic
Chopin and 2.4 million views to perform at Trinity House Theater, September 21st
2013 @ 8pm!”
Detroit-born Attorney turned Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid will heat up the piano keys at the Trinity House Theater this Saturday, September 21st 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.
Performing now for 20 years, and today with over 2.4 million youtube views of his past performance and at home video footage, Ball has become an area phenomena with descriptions of his performances like “Awesome!” “Crushing!” Fantastic!”
He also boasts a pedagogical link to Frederic Chopin himself!, having studied classically at Oakland University with Dr. Flavio Varani. Professor Varani traced his pedigree of study through the Paris Conservatory back to Frederic Chopin by way of Magda Tagliaferro, Alfred Cortot, and Emile Descombs, who was a late pupil of the composer Chopin.
Suffice to say you won’t want to miss this toe-tappin’ program of family piano fun featuring boogie & blues arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Bumble Boogie and many more! Here are the details:
Saturday, September 21st 2013 @8:00 p.m.
Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid w/
Greg Sobol on drums!
Trinity House Theater
38840 W. Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152-2605
admission: $15 general / $12 for members
Matthew Ball left a career as an attorney in 2001 after he attended a local boogie-woogie festival, to become a blues and boogie-woogie man. Now, with an array of accomplishments, he has distinguished himself as ‘one of the best’ practitioners of the genre today. Described as ‘a nationally emerging boogie-woogie master,’ Matthew is becoming one of today’s leading performing authorities on this treasured American tradition.
Matthew heat up the keys in these youtube clips:
Bumble Bee Boogie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmM5b4jgijg
Swanee River Boogie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VQDjapKrqs