Opener: Pile of Bones Brass Band
Canadian jazz & boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer Michael Kaeshammer is a seven time Juno Awards nominee and recipient of the "Jazz Artist of the Year" award at the 2017 WCMA's (Western Canadian Music Awards). An internationally acclaimed musician who has toured the world showcasing his talents as a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer. A spellbinding artist, Kaeshammer’s performances and recordings are intimate and inviting affairs, whether in a small club, large theatre or on home stereo.
After studying classical piano for seven years in his German hometown Offenburg, 13-year-old Kaeshammer discovered boogie-woogie and stride piano as played by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, and Pete Johnson. Within three years he was playing jazz & boogie-woogie in clubs, concerts and festivals all over Germany and other surrounding parts of Europe.
The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer 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, and a charming and engaging performer; mixing well-crafted and melodic original songs with evocative piano instrumentals, and the result is a delightfully varied collection.