Arts and Entertainment
January 23, 2015
"CINCY'S EVENDALE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER WELCOMES Youtube Ragtime, Boogie/Blues Piano Sensation MATTHEW BALL aka THE BOOGIE WOOGIE KID with 3 million views to perform with CINCINNATI'S 'BEST IN BLUES' pianist RICKY NYE this SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22cd 2015 @ 2:00 p.m!"
Attorney turned Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid will heat up the piano keys at EVENDALE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER this SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22cd 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., with an ALL AMERICAN program of family piano favorites from the SWING DANCE era of the 20s 30s and 40s!
Ball is joined by Cincinnati's "Best in Blues," and Boogie-Woogie HALL OF FAMER pianist Ricky Nye for a dueling piano romp on the keys! There will be two hands, 4 hands, and more hands acrobatics, as these two take the rooms for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of live entertainment!
Today with over 3 million youtube views of his past performance and at home video footage, Ball has truly become a phenomenon, with descriptions of his performances like "Awesome!" "Crushing!" Fantastic!"
Ball also boasts a pedagogical link to Frederic Chopin himself!, having studied classically at Oakland University in Rochester MI with Dr. Flavio Varani. Professor Varani traced his pedigree of study through the Paris Conservatory back to Frederic Chopin by way of Magda Tagliaferro, Alfred Cortot, and Emile Descombs, who was a late pupil of the composer Chopin.
Suffice to say you won't want to miss this special toe-tappin' program of family piano fun featuring classics like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, In the Mood, Waltzing Matilda, Bumble Boogie and so many more! Here are the details:
Sunday, February 22cd 2015 @ 2pm
Evendale Cultural Arts Center
"MUSIC OF THE 20s 30s and 40s with pianists Matthew Ball & Ricky Nye"
10500 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Call for more info (513) 563-2247
Matthew Ball left a career as an attorney in 2001 after he attended a local boogie-woogie festival, to become a blues and boogie-woogie man. Now, after a decade in the field, with an array of accomplishments, he has distinguished himself as 'one of the best' practitioners of the genre today. Described as 'a nationally emerging boogie-woogie master,' Matthew is becoming one of today's leading performing authorities on this treasured American tradition.
Watch Matthew heat up the keys in these youtube clips:
LIVE Performance Footage:
In The Mood - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ0AxF9_LyU
Ammons Boogie Woogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DLoPTAOTE
Flight of the Bumble Bee Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi0LNTUIQlw
The Entertainer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsRK_M-udug
Swanee River Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzmAXHzTt4
Waltzing Matilda Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpj26U_nJM4
Mess Around - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71MN-YuLLF8
Star Spangled Banner Blues - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6H9ykwKzhE
Chicago Blues - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kHQhcVBV5c
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P41sIhfLX8
Boogie Woogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSFOCsbh25E
Mardi Gras Blues - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN81gcT4FhU
PHOTO: Available at request