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The Boogie Woogie Kid

 

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The members: Matthew Ball

The history: The Holland Sentinel hails, "Matthew Ball is one of Michigan's premier blues & boogie-woogie pianists!" With recent debuts in throughout the Mid-west and Canada, and a performance history spanning jazz fests to symphony appearances, Matthew is described as a "rising giant in the field."

Remarkably Ball's start in Jazz only began in 2001 after he attended a hometown boogie-woogie festival. He was so awestruck by the performances there, he left his career as an attorney to become a blues & boogie-woogie performing artist. With a lot of work and a little help from an 84-year-old boogie hall of famer named Bob Seeley, Ball would join the ranks of iconic blues masters in 2005 when headlining at the exclusive Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati.

Today declared as "a nationally emerging boogie-woogie master," Matthew is helping to define a new generation's contribution to this treasured American tradition.

What's up with the name: American Roots Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie

The style: Blues, Jazz, New Orleans

Got anything recorded? Yes 5 albums recently released RainMaker

Tell us your future? Stay tuned

Website: www.boogiewoogiekid.com/contact.php

Next Shows: Friday, January 27th 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Boogie Woogie Kid in Concert
Featuring Vic Pruner on Drums!"
The Howell Opera House Acoustic Cafe Series
123 West Grand River
Howell MI 48843
admission: $7
length: 90 minutes w/ intermission

Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th 2012 @ 8:00 p.m.
A Blues in Schools Benefit Concert Event:
Lasher Boogie Woogie Festival Featuring
Matthew Ball & Bob Seeley with
The Lasher High Jazz Band!
Lasher High School Auditorium
3456 Lasher Road
Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
admission: $15
Contact Debbie Miklas for tickets @ 248.909.2731
length: 2 hours w/ intermission

Sunday, February 12th 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
A Black History Month Event!
The Boogie Woogie Kid in Performance
The Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Main Branch
40900 Romeo Plank
Clinton Township MI 48038
586.226.5020
admission: Free
length: 70 minutes

Saturday, February 18th 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
A Mardi-Gras Celebration!
with Matthew Ball ... The Boogie Woogie Kid!
Hope United Church of Christ
35127 Garfield Road
Clinton Twp. MI 48035
586.296.8760
length: 60 minutes
admission: Free

Spring 2012
Detroit School of Arts Welcomes:
Performing Artist and Educator Matthew Ball The Boogie Woogie Kid The Detroit School of Arts
123 Selden
Detroit MI 48201
313.494.6000
admission: Free
length: 75 mintues

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