Stoopid Daddy Records will present An Evening of Swing, Stride and Boogie Woogie Piano on October 19, 2012 at 9 PM in association with the 12 Grapes Restaurant (12 North Division St., Peekskill NY). The talents of 5 New York-based pianists will be featured: Dave Keyes, Jon Cobert, Scott Staton, Loren Korevec and Chase Garrett. Also featured will be 5 guest vocalists: The Blues Buddha, Duchess Di, Curtis Winchester, Susan McMahon and a rare NY performance by Denny Leroux.
This one-night-only event will recapture the early American art form of the Swing, Stride and Boogie Woogie Piano style of piano playing. Five accomplished performers will each present their own individual approaches to the form and in addition will accompany five guest vocalists who also specialize in this particular genre of the Blues and Jazz tradition.
Boogie Woogie piano festivals are very popular in Europe. The UK Boogie Woogie Festival in Sturminster Newton England, Laroquebrou in the Auvergne region of France, Silvan Zingg's event in Switzerland and Reneaud Patigny's Boogie Woogie festival in Brussels are some of the best known of the many annual European piano festivals. Several of the pianists featured at the October 19th event have performed at these festivals and hope to bring the tradition to NY for years to come.
The entertainment fee is $12 or $6 with a dinner entree. To make dinner reservations, call 12 Grapes at 914-737-6624. To purchase tickets for the event, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6fo11o329b285b0&llr=htbr5ykab or call 845-267-5435.
Dave Keyes is an internationally known performing and recording artist who has performed with the late artist Odetta, early Rock legend Bo Diddley, Ruth Brown, Gladys Knight, Darlene Love and the late Lou Rawls. Dave was the Band Leader and Conductor for over 600 performances during the six year run of the Grammy winning Broadway musical smash Smokey Joe's Cafe. Dave's latest CD "Roots in the Blues" will be available at the show. www.davekeyes.com
Jon Cobert has recorded and played with John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Dion, Tom Chapin, Harry Chapin, Regis and Joy Philbin, Loudon Wainwright III, Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, John Denver, Judy Collins, Vanessa Williams and Chubby Checker, just to name a few. He is also a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer. Jon's latest CD "Here's Your Canoe" will be available at the show. www.joncobert.com
Scott Staton is a multi-media artist who has been performing Boogie Woogie piano since the early 1980's. He played with Denny Leroux and the Peter Duchin Orchestra for 17 years. He has scored numerous animated films and played synthesizer on the feature film "The Compleat Beatles". He is the founder of Stoopid Daddy Records and his animated short film "The Dead Battery on the L.I.E" was broadcast on the HBO and SHOWTIME cable networks. Scott's latest "Boogie Woogie Sampler" CD will be available at the show. www.scottstaton.com
Loren Korevec's repertoire, assembled over many years of performing, covers thousands of Pop, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Americana and Broadway Show tunes. He is not only the consummate performer but also a skilled and very in-demand piano technician. Loren was the house pianist at the famed Elaine's Restaurant in New York City from 1987 to 1999. www.lorenpiano.com