Attorney turned Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid will heat up the piano keys at EVENDALE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (10500 Reading Road, Cinci OH) this SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22cd 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., with an ALL AMERICAN program of family piano favorites from the SWING DANCE era of the 20s 30s and 40s!
Ball is joined by Cincinnati’s ‘Best in Blues,’ pianist Ricky Nye for a dueling piano romp on the keys! There will be two hands, 4 hands, and more hands acrobatics, as these two take the rooms for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of live entertainment!
Today with over 3 million youtube views of his past performance and at home video footage, Ball has truly become a phenomenon, with descriptions of his performances like“Awesome!” “Crushing!” Fantastic!”
Ball also boasts a pedagogical link to Frederic Chopin himself!, having studied classically at Oakland University in Rochester MI 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 special toe-tappin’ program of family piano fun featuring classics like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, In the Mood, Waltzing Matilda, Bumble Boogie and so many more! Here are the details:
Sunday, February 22cd 2015 @ 2pm
Evendale Cultural Arts Center
“MUSIC OF THE 20s 30s and 40s with pianists Matthew Ball & Ricky Nye”
10500 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Call for more info – (513) 563-2247
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, after a decade in the field, 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.