Thursday, April 13, 2017

Press Release: The ACT Art Centre presents Michael Kaeshammer on Sunday, April 23, 2017




The ACT Arts Centre presents Michael Kaeshammer on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2016-2017 ACT Presents Series.

Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. Kaeshammer's performances are pure delight and his energy knows no bounds. Audiences at The ACT Arts Centre know this first hand. Performing during The ACT Arts Centre’s inaugural season over a decade ago and again in 2014, Michael Kaeshammer has received standing ovations each time.

The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer has earned a loyal local and 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. Kaeshammer is well known in Canada but has toured extensively in the United States and Europe and five times in China.
 
                Below is a cover Micheal did of
                      "People Get Ready"

Released in 2016, No Filter, the eleventh album from Michael Kaeshammer, shares the sound of an artist following his muse completely unhindered by thoughts of commercial imperatives or genre constraints. He has an acrobatic way with a grand piano. When Kaeshammer performs, it’s obvious he’s having a ball, playing superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, and pop cross-over material, drawn mostly from an impressive list of standards and his catalogue of studio recordings. No wonder he is a six-time JUNO Award nominee, a three-time West Coast Music Award winner, and the winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Keyboardist/Pianist of the Year, 2010 and Best Original composition for “Isabelle”.

 In the video below you can see his talent first hand(pun intended)he also speaks of the history of his music and inspirations as well

Kaeshammer is an excellent role model for young music students, as he first made his own mark as a young piano prodigy. Growing up in Offenburg, Germany, he studied classical piano for seven years prior to falling in love at 13 with the boogie-woogie and stride piano stylings of such greats as Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Meade Lux Lewis. Today, Many piano students find inspiration from seeing Michael perform live.
Tickets: Adult $40, Senior $36, Youth $15.
Tickets are available in person at The ACT Arts Centre at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, or over the phone at 604-476-2787 or online at 

About The ACT Arts Centre

A not-for-profit society serving the community since 1971, The ACT Arts Centre aims to offer vibrant arts and cultural opportunities and experiences through excellence in artistic and educational programming, customer, and member and community service. The ACT Presents Series is supported by The Department of Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund and The Province of British Columbia Gaming Branch, and the BC Arts Council Community Presenter fund. www.theactmapleridge.org

I have been given the honor and pleasure of being able to cover some of the events for The ACT Theatre I am very thankful for Karen Pighin Communications Manager of the Theatre for giving me the opportunity to do so.This will be my first event attending with the compliments of The ACT.

Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau