Michael Kaeshammer, jazz piano virtuoso – Jazz at the Griff

Date & Time: October 1 at 7:30 pm

Trail & District Arts Council’s Jazz at the Griff Series presents Michael Kaeshammer with his band.

The prolific Vancouver Island-based jazz pianist is an internationally acclaimed musician who has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter as well as a charming and engaging performer. A spellbinding artist, Kaeshammer’s performances are intimate and inviting affairs, whether in a small club or a large theatre.

His show features a quartet performing a range of his original work, old favourites, and explores his latest album, “Something New”, a new musical adventure recorded in the heart of New Orleans. Produced by Michael himself it features 10 original songs about love, life, travel and politics.

Kaeshammer’s passion for writing, performing and producing exceptional music is abundantly clear, with flavours of jazz, boogie-woogie and blues combined with passion and meticulous detail. Kaeshammer is unafraid of crossing genre boundaries and uses his many influences to take the listener along on a memorable journey.

Michael Kaeshammer’s recording career now spans 22 years and 12 albums. He has won two Juno Awards, and has multiple Western Canadian Music Award nominations, winning as both Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year and, in 2017, for Jazz Artist of the Year.

“An original artist who is at the top of his art and clearly in love with the creative process.” – Le Babill Art Montreal
“Canada’s triple threat Michael Kaeshammer earns critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his piano virtuosity.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Listening to Michael Kaeshammer play live is like looking through a window into one of the greatest creative musical minds in the world today.” – The Record
“Kaeshammer plays with a sure sense of ease, displaying the type of concision and swinging rhythm that marks the mature musician. Some of his runs are complex and lightning fast, yet there’s never a sense of showing off.” – Times Colonist
Reserved seating – The Bailey Theatre
Regular Admission $25

Become a Patron of the Arts for just $15 and be invited to our VIP party with appies, food tastings and live music before the show!

Call 250-368-9669, go online to thebailey.ca or drop into the Box Office.

2019-20 Jazz Series also includes: Kootenay Jazz Ensemble – October 24; Dave Restivo and Laura Landsberg: November 14; Joy of Cooking – January 9; Melody Diachun Quartet – February 13 at 2:30 pm; and Tiny Islands March 12 at 2:30 pm or March 12 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by McEwan Law.

For more info, contact:  info@trail-arts.com, 250-368-9669


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