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Ezra Charles "The Story of Boogie Woogie"

Ezra Charles

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September 15, 2017
Doors 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm
Kitchen 6:00pm
The Heights (map)
339 W 19th St.
Houston TX 77008

Ezra Charles is Houston's most acclaimed piano player, winning the Houston Press Award seven times for Best Keyboardist while fronting his band. "The Story of Boogie-Woogie" is his new theatrical show that traces the history of one of America's favorite musical forms from its Texas origins to world-wide fame, while he illustrates with renditions of many classic examples from the Masters. The show combines Ezra's virtuoso piano skills with his amusing, fascinating narrative about the fusion of African traditions with American roots music that produced the music that would eventually spawn Jazz, Swing, and Rock'n'Roll. He is accompanied on stage by his son Jake Helpinstill, a 2015 graduate in Jazz Drums from Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). Together they produce an exciting two-hour show (with intermission) that has delighted sold-out audiences all over Texas.

All Ages