CHASE GARRETT’S 6TH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO STOMP is back and bigger than ever! Featuring four of the most demanded leaders in blues and boogie
Featuring a 17 piece big band, 6 piece vintage hot jazz band, 4 international pianists, 3 highly acclaimed rhythm section members and 2 world champion boogie woogie dancers, this two day festival at The Englert Theatre will become a veritable breeding ground for the high energy, rug-cutting showmanship, quality musicianship and authentic big band, blues and boogie woogie sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. When swing music was at an all time high and America’s popular music was jazz! This festival also features boogie woogie dance workshops held at Nolte Academy in Coralville, IA, a free piano masterclass held on The Englert Theatre stage and free nightly swing dances held in the Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City.