Michael Kaeshammer a Canadian Jazz and Boogie-Woogie Pianist at the Kay Meek Centre

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Kay Meek Centre

“Technically Brilliant and a spectacle…” says CBC Tonic’s Tim Tamashiro. “Like taking a Ferrari for a drive through winding mountain highways and then going for a gourmet meal. It excites all of your senses”

Known for his flying hands, fine voice and energetic live performances, Michael Kaeshammer returns to the Kay Meek after his sold out show in 2014.

Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz & boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer. 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. Moving to BC as a teenager Kaeshammer quickly garnered the favour of audiences and reviewers alike for his highly entertaining shows and ever evolving approach to music.

Kaeshammer’s performances, on record and on stage, are an invitation to join the party. He doesn’t play at you. He plays with you. At one of his shows, you’re all in it together – not only part of the story, but virtually part of the band.

“For me the performance is as much about the energy coming off the stage as the energy coming from the audience. It’s about being myself, writing from the heart and showing my love for life. That’s what I want to convey. After the show, people ask me, ‘do you really have that much fun?’ And I say ‘you don’t know the half of it. It’s even more exhilarating than it looks’.”

For more info please visit www.kaymeekcentre.com

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