Stoopid Daddy Records will present an evening of Swing, Stride and Boogie Woogie Piano on October 19, 2012, 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 on the October 19th event have performed at these festivals we're hoping our NY debut will be the first of many festivals to come.
Dave Keyes - Dave 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 - Jon 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 - Scott 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.stoopiddaddyrecords.com - www.scottstaton.com
Loren Korevec - Loren is the quintessential Pianoman! His 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 he is 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
Chase Garrett - Chase recently moved to New York from Iowa City, Iowa. He has performed all across the U.S. and Europe alongside some of today’s best Boogie Woogie, Blues and Jazz pianists such as Axel Zwingenberger, Joachim Schumacher and Julian Phillips. Chase has dedicated himself to blues and boogie piano and in doing so has produced his own Blues and Boogie Woogie concert series entitled, “Chase Garrett’s Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp,” held each November at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City, Iowa.- www.chasegarrett.com
Blues Buddha - The Blues Buddha, AKA Tom Dudley, is a well known Blues based recording, video and performing artist based in Westchester NY. His online music videos have become very popular and he was a finalist for the New York Blues and Jazz Society, IBC Competition. His CD "I like it a lot" will be available at the show. - www.bluesbuddha.com
Duchess Di - Duchess Di, AKA Diane Cricchio, has a terrific Jump and Swing group, Duchess Di and the Distractions that perform regularly in the NY tri state area. Duchess Di will perform a tune with Dave Keyes for the October 19th event. Her CD "Red Hot N' Real Gone" will be available at the show. - www.duchessdi.com
Curtis Winchester - Curtis is an internationally known rhythm and blues singer from Westchester NY who performs regularly with Grammy nominated guitarist Gil Parris. Curtis is also a busy DJ who runs a successful entertainment company, Alert Music Company, which provides bands, DJ’s, sound and event management. His CD "Do the Natural Thing" will be available at the show. - www.curtiswinchester.com
Susan McMahon - Susan is a veteran vocalist who lives and performs in the NY metropolitan area. Originally from Kansas City, she cites her influences as Billie Holiday, Rickie Lee Jones and Chaka Khan. Susan and Scott Staton have been performing together since meeting in the early 1980's at Eastwicks, a club in Nyack, NY. Susan's CD "The scheme of things" will be available at the show. - www.stoopiddaddyrecords.com/susanMcMahon.html
Denny Leroux - Denny Leroux is best known as a bandleader with an amazing ability to please any crowd. Denny's career experience has included sharing the stage with performers such as Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Wilson Pickett, Whitney Houston, Bill Murray and Bo Diddley. His stints as a young performer with New York society orchestras like Lester Lanin and Peter Duchin helped make him the party entertainer extraordinaire he is today.
Don't miss this rare NY appearance. Denny's CD "By Request" will be available at the show - www.dennyleroux.com