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 woogie piano from around the world today as well as local jazz big bands, national vintage jazz bands, special guest musicians and world champion boogie woogie dancers. Prepare to be blown away as Chase Garrett (USA), Daryl Davis (USA), Balázs Dániel (Hungary) and returning favorite Fabrice Eulry (France) hit the stage alongside the CR Jazz Big Band led by Al Naylor (USA), the Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles Vintage Jazz Band (USA) and world champion boogie woogie dancers Rasmus & Tove Holmqvist (Sweden) to bring you the best blues and boogie woogie festival in Iowa!
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.
BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! PLEASE CALL NICOLE AT NOLTE ACADEMY AT (319) 688-9289 TO REGISTER TODAY!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
JOE SMITH & THE SPICY PICKLES
RASMUS & TOVE HOLMQVIST
Swing Dance / After Party at the Sheraton Ballroom: 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.