Friday, May 20, 2016

Ep 29 - Song 2: "Madrid" by Chase Garrett

"Chase Garrett, voted 'Best Local Act' in Iowa City, IA by the Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano professionally at age seventeen and within a few years was performing at blues and boogie woogie festivals across the U.S. and Europe. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Otis Spann and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into an infectious and diverse mix of boogie woogie, blues, swing and stride that is sure to satisfy any audience. Chase has dedicated himself to the piano not only as a pianist, but also as a technician, an instructor, an event organizer and a producer. He has brought world class pianists to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp concert series and has taught master classes and piano performance at colleges, blues weeks and swing camps across the U.S. Chase currently resides in Iowa City, IA.

"Audiences can expect to hear a mixture of Chicago blues and boogie woogie, Kansas City Swing and some Classic Jazz from New York City.",br/> - from his home page

“Chase’s playing is truly phenomenal. He has such a command of the piano. When he plays the blues you can’t help but lose yourself and when you hear his boogie woogie all you can do is smile and try not to be the last person without a dance partner."
— David Maxwell, Legendary Blues Pianist, on Chase Garrett's home page

Chase Garrett - piano
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