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Baldori & Migliazza: The Boogie Kings Return to Pianoforte

December 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
$45 Advance / $50 At The Door
Baldori & Migliazza: The Boogie Kings Return to Pianoforte @ PianoForte Studios

Ticket Prices:
$45 General (Advance)
$50 General (At the Door)

Their music has been called a lot of things – blues, jazz, boogie woogie, swing, stride, ragtime, R & B, and rock-n-roll among them. Baldori and Migliazza play a riveting concert of uniquely American music that will have you dancing in your seat. Using a refreshing approach to classic American piano music with its roots in dance, their material stretches all the way from the end of the Civil War to today, and demonstrates how contemporary performances are connected to origins over a century old. At the same time, The Boogie Kings’ performance will make it obvious that this music is alive, original, timely, powerful and still thrilling to audiences all over the world. Don’t miss The Boogie Kings!

Bob Baldori
Boogie Bob Baldori has been a mainstay of blues, boogie and rock in the Midwest for over 40 years. His musical career includes legendary performances over many decades with rock icon Chuck Berry, seminal recordings with both Berry and his own group, The Woolies, and a continuing recording and performing schedule with piano masters Bob Seeley, Martin Schmitt and Arthur Migliazza.

He has performed hundreds of dates in venues from Detroit to Chicago, Moscow to Rio, LA to New York to the White House for President Clinton. In addition to recording and performing his own material, Boogie Bob has produced and engineered over 200 albums. He also wrote and starred in ALMOST FAMOUS, a rock/musical that had five successful productions, and more recently BOOGIE STOMP!, a musical that has had successful runs and rave reviews in Detroit, Toronto, New York and many regional theaters. Along the way, Baldori became a lawyer specializing in entertainment law and high tech startups.

Baldori started his musical career in the late sixties in Detroit with his group, The Woolies , and soon released a national hit, WHO DO YOU LOVE. In the following years, in addition to touring and performing extensively and recording on his own, he played alongside Chuck Berry, completing hundreds of performances and recording two albums with Charles. In addition to Berry, Boogie Bob has worked and recorded with many other blues and rock legends, playing piano and harmonica. They include Muddy Waters , John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Del Shannon , John Hammond, Hubert Sumlin and Bo Diddley.
Along the way he developed a style of piano playing heavily influenced by boogie, jazz, and the relentless blues styles of Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann, James Booker and Johnny Johnson. If you like classic, no holds barred rocking piano boogie, this is for you!

Arthur Migliazza
Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.

Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

In 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State and his latest album, Laying It Down, resided at #1 on the Roots Music Report charts for Washington State for the summer of 2014, and reached #20 on the national chart. Laying It Down also appeared on the GRAMMY Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations.

As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed at the Elektra Theater in Times Square, NYC for three months in 2015. His first instructional book, considered by many to be a benchmark in blues and boogie woogie piano instruction, is entitled How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano and is now available for purchase worldwide through publisher Hal Leonard. Arthur currently resides in New York City.

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