Friday, April 28, 2017

Michael Kaeshammer at The ACT Theater Sunday April 23, 2017

Ever the great musicians that grace a stage and share it with equally talented musicians that can stop on a dime , that shows not only skill but the tightness of the band as a whole , overall.
Michael Kaeshammer brought every ounce of talent this past Sunday night to what seemed to be a sell out crowd that enjoyed the night or great music and some comedy as well, from Michael and company.
The group of talented musicians to join him on stage are as follows:

Sean Cronin-Bass
Roger Travassos-Drums
Steve Hillman- Tenor Sax
Rod Murray - Trombone
William Sperandee- Trumpet

Michael was kind enough to write their names on a piece of paper for me after the show where he was in the lobby of the theater talking to people , signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
I had the opportunity to talk to him briefly and admire his passion as an artist and his skill as a musician.


I am listening to the CD above as I write this piece always find it easier to write a review with a reminder of the music shared the night of the concert.

Michael has a great presence on stage and is very comfortable with his audience and makes you feel comfortable upon meeting him as well. A great part of the concert he grabbed a tambourine and went and took his horn section with him and started marching through the audience with them. This got people excited and more energized for the rest of the show.

This was my first time seeing Michael and his talented band , was told this concert was different than last years performance by a few people I saw after the show and in passing noticing they were there Sunday evening.This piece below will give you a great idea of what he is all about.Video & also a link --this is from a few years ago this piece but he played it Sunday night.

  
              Michael Kaeshammer --Boogie Woogie Pianist
In the 2nd part of the video when he plays Sweet Georgia Brown he got into a "drum off" of sorts with his drummer, lots of fun.

Here are some of his upcoming tour dates -if he is in your area look up showtimes and go see him if you like this style of music.

APRIL 29, 2017 Bellingham, WA United States Mount Baker Theatre
MAY 13, 2017 Seattle, WA United States Benaroya Symphony Hall
JUNE 08, 2017 Moisburg Germany Kultur Punkt
JUNE 11, 2017 Hamburg Germany Downtown Bluesclub
JULY 06, 2017 Montreal Canada Theatre Maisonneuve
JULY 26, 2017 Penticton, BC Canada The Dream Cafe
JULY 27, 2017 Penticton, BC Canada The Dream Cafe
JULY 28, 2017 Penticton, BC Canada The Dream Cafe
JULY 29, 2017 Penticton, BC Canada The Dream Cafe
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 Napa, CA United States Blue Note
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Long Beach, CA United States Carpenter Performing Arts Centre
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Long Beach, CA United States Carpenter Performing Arts Centre
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Carlsbad, CA United States Museum of Making Music

NOVEMBER 18, 2017 Bellingham, WA United States Mount Baker Theatre.

(Please note there was a request for no photos to be taken at the show, have to respect the artists wishes. I have used only publicity photos)

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau