Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

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Got to Indianapolis a little early so I took a quick Uber downtown to music-geek out for a minute. The site where Elvis played his last concert, June 26, 1977 at Market Square Arena. It’s now a 40,000 square foot Whole Foods. Now off to Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
With the pianists and audience from my master class for Bloomington Boogies, an hour ago To the right, notice me with two GREAT pianists, Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick, proving once and for all that Stephanie and I aren't the same person switching blonde and brunette wigs. I'm also not Paolo Alderighi, although I am a big fan of his playing.
Another great week ahead! #lovemyjob #boogiewoogie #bloomington #piano #letsgetwoke
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Can’t wait for this! Boogie woofer at it’s finest!
Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
Hey, Craig. Thanks for hands up.Now you talkin'!!!!!!!!!
Need a guitarist?
Hey Craig I would love to volunteer for the 13th. I am leaving on the 14th so can't do that day but let me know if and what I can do to help. Thanks, Joe

The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival presents acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pianists, free workshops, and master classes in Bloomington, IN.

The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival presents free and ticketed concerts and free piano workshops and master classes. The next festival will be in Bloomington, IN, US, in August of 2022.

Operating as usual

01/08/2022

We need your help to continue! We missed 2020 and 2021, and we need sponsors. Become a sponsor - info is at our website - or purchase fest shirts, hats, mugs, glasses! Buy now, during our winter sale - each item only $10 plus S&H! https://bloomingtonboogies.com/home

We need your help to continue! We missed 2020 and 2021, and we need sponsors. Become a sponsor - info is at our website - or purchase fest shirts, hats, mugs, glasses! Buy now, during our winter sale - each item only $10 plus S&H! https://bloomingtonboogies.com/home

11/09/2021

A friendly reminder: we are still experiencing a pandemic. Adults who received any of the three vaccine brands for their initial shots are allowed to pick the brand they prefer as a booster shot. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe! Those of us who live with older adults with medical conditions appreciate your help.

Bloomington Boogies Finale 2017 1 IMG 3105 10/29/2021

Bloomington Boogies Finale 2017 1 IMG 3105

Coming again in 2022! https://youtu.be/46yQ-mFP2f8

Bloomington Boogies Finale 2017 1 IMG 3105 The Finale from the first concert of the 2017 Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, Aug. 13, 2017, Bloomington, IN. bloomingtonboogies.com Feat...

Timeline Photos 10/20/2021

Check out the current Bloom Magazine for a preview of festivals! https://www.magbloom.com/2021/10/coming-attractions-live-entertainment-is-back/

09/14/2021

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Kathi Alber played at Bloomington Boogies in 2017, and Jean-Pierre Bertrand played in 2019. Kathi's 7th Boogie & Blues Festival is Sept. 24 & 25, at FORUM Rum Town Hall Square 1 6063 Rum, Austria!

08/24/2021

2017 Bloomington Boogies in-school performances and piano workshops. Thank you Rob Rio, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Josh Paxton, Bob Seeley, Bill Sims, Jr. - and Andrew Elias for documenting these educational activities!

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their information in their About section. 08/23/2021

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their information in their About section.

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their information in their About section.

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their address. 07/19/2021

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their address.

Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival updated their address.

05/18/2021

There will be a screening of the film Bayou Maharajah - a documentary about great New Orleans pianist James Booker - with a conversation by filmmaker Lily Keber - this Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 8 pm eastern, 7 pm central. Write [email protected] for details about the screening and conversation!

05/14/2021

Scott Patterson - tonight on Great Performances on PBS at 9 p.m. EDT! Congratulations, Scott!

04/13/2021
04/13/2021
Craig Brenner, Passages (Album Review) - OffBeat Magazine 04/01/2021

Craig Brenner, Passages (Album Review) - OffBeat Magazine

Craig Brenner, Passages (Album Review) - OffBeat Magazine Dan Willging reviews jazz pianist Craig Brenner's latest release entitled "Passages," for the April 2021 issue of OffBeat Magazine.

03/29/2021

Running out of Passages CDs, a few remain. Albums are available at cost, plus shipping/packaging! Reviews are at https://www.craigbrenner.com/home, including in April's OffBeat - https://www.offbeat.com/music/craig-brenner-passages-independent/. Purchase and/or download at https://www.craigbrenner.com/music Thanks for your support!

02/15/2021

Festival organizer Craig Brenner's latest recording - Passages - is now available in vinyl as well as CD and download. Read reviews at https://www.craigbrenner.com/home; purchase at https://www.craigbrenner.com/music.

Festival organizer Craig Brenner's latest recording - Passages - is now available in vinyl as well as CD and download. Read reviews at https://www.craigbrenner.com/home; purchase at https://www.craigbrenner.com/music.

02/06/2021

The Arches Piano Stage 2021 Livestream

Live now! https://www.facebook.com/ArchesBoogie/videos/747981179437468/

01/25/2021

Craig & The Crawdads

Now on Jazz After Hours: "Some Sexy Blues for Ya Right Here, Y'all" from Passages https://jazzafterhours.net/current-playlist/ Thank you, Jeff Hanley! Listen to Jazz After Hours, the longest continuously running jazz program on the radio, on your local public radio station listed at https://jazzafterhours.net/stations-jazz-after-hours/ or listen online at https://jazzafterhours.net/jazz-after-hours-stream/ More tunes from Passages are available at https://www.craigbrenner.com/music

01/01/2021

Craig & The Crawdads

Shoutout and thanks to Scott Yanow for his review of Passages in Los Angeles Jazz Scene:

"Craig Brenner clearly enjoys crossing between the boundaries of jazz and blues. A fine pianist who on “Looking For A Job” also plays organ and sings, Brenner varies the personnel and instrumentation throughout the eight selections that comprise Passages.

"The opening “Life Is Precious” surprisingly starts with a drum solo by Dan Hostetler before becoming a medium-tempo piece with a strong melody. “Tut’s Boogie Woogie” (was it written as a tribute to the 1940s pianist Tut Soper?) is a boogie blues that, in addition to the piano, features fine solos from baritonist Joe Donnelly and guitarist Gordon Bonham. Completing changing the mood, “No One Should Die Alone” is a gospellish piece with expressive singing from Merrill Garbus.

“Spring Is Near” is a swinging and joyful original with another vocal from Garbus and a prominent role for trumpeter Kyle Quass. “Some Sexy Blues For Ya Right Here, Y’all” brings back Donnelly and Bonham while living up to its title. The eccentric “Paradiddle Boogie Woogie” is mostly a showcase for piano and drums. The continually surprising program concludes with the somber “For My Brother” which is played by Dena El Safar on violin and viola, and an octet performing the concise “Looking For A Job.”

"This set will keep one guessing. Its quality is consistently high and the results are enjoyable. It is available from www.craigbrenner.com."

12/14/2020

Craig & The Crawdads

"Paradiddle Boogie Woogie" - one of the upbeat tunes on Passages - https://soundcloud.com/user-572397893/paradiddle-boogie-woogie - with Dan Hostetler on drums, Joe Donnelly on baritone sax, Gordon Bonham on electric guitar, and Craig on piano. Playing paradiddles on piano can be fun!

10/19/2020

Craig & The Crawdads

Check out "Tut's Boogie Woogie" from the Passages album! https://soundcloud.com/user-572397893/tuts-boogie-woogie

cearts.org 08/11/2020

2020 CH-CH-CHANGES Arts Showcase Exhibit – CEArts.org

cearts.org This activity is made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

bloomingtonboogies.com 05/07/2020

Bloomington Boogies

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 festival has been canceled. We intend to proceed in 2021, after things return to "normal". Please check back for more information. https://bloomingtonboogies.com/

bloomingtonboogies.com Home page of Bloomington Boogies, an event from Bloomington, IN. Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival is an annual music and dance festival in Bloomington, Indiana, featuring acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pian

03/27/2020
03/18/2020

2020 Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival - Aug. 7, 8 & 9 in Bloomington, Indiana!

bloomingtonboogies.com 10/06/2019

Bloomington Boogies - Media

Videos of some 2019 festival performers - including the Grand Finale, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Paolo Alderighi & Stephanie Trick, Keith McCutchen, Ben Toury, Henri Herbert, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Scott Patterson, and Alfred "Uganda" Roberts - are posted at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/media - scroll down to "2019 Videos".

bloomingtonboogies.com Bloomington Boogies photos. 2016 Concert and Piano Workshop at Templeton Elementary, Bloomington Boogies 2016: Photos from the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Photos from Bloomington Boogies After Hours 2016, Bloomington Boogies 2017: Photos from the I

bloomingtonboogies.com 09/08/2019

Bloomington Boogies - Media

Photos & videos from the 2019 Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, with more to come, are at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/media Scroll down for Videos.

bloomingtonboogies.com Bloomington Boogies photos. 2016 Concert and Piano Workshop at Templeton Elementary, Bloomington Boogies 2016: Photos from the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Photos from Bloomington Boogies After Hours 2016, Bloomington Boogies 2017: Photos from the I

bloomingtonboogies.com 08/17/2019

Bloomington Boogies - Feedback

The 2019 fest is history! If you attended any events please provide feedback at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/feedback

Photos and videos coming soon at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/media

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08/13/2019

Listen to Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, and Scott Patterson on WFHB's "Saturday's Child" - Aug. 10, 2019, at the Monroe County History Center - https://wfhb.org/music/74201/

visitbloomington.com 07/24/2019

Bloomington Blues and Boogie Woogie Piano Festival

Bloomington Boogies thanks Visit Bloomington for helping promote the festival! https://www.visitbloomington.com/listing/bloomington-blues-and-boogie-woogie-piano-festival/1605/ Pictured - Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes

visitbloomington.com The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival is an annual music and dance festival in Bloomington, Indiana featuring the world's best blues and boogie woogie piano players along with professional dancers, food and beverages. The 4th annual Boogies Fest takes place August 10-12, 2019.

bloomingtonboogies.com 06/29/2019

Bloomington Boogies - Education

All activities on Aug. 10 & Aug. 12 are free, thanks to our sponsors! Aug. 10: WFHB's "Saturday's Child," 11 a.m., Monroe Co. History Center - with "Sunpie" Barnes, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, and Scott Patterson; followed at 2 p.m. by Judy Carmichael's Master Class on Stride Piano, same location. Register for the Class at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/education. Observers are welcome. The Master Class is possible because of a grant from the Bloomington Arts Commission. See our sponsors at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/sponsors

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bloomingtonboogies.com 06/25/2019

Bloomington Boogies - Education

Are you interested in learning to play piano? Join us at a free workshop or master class at the Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival! We invite anyone interested in playing piano or learning about the instrument.
-- Sat., Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., Monroe County History Center, Bloomington, IN - Master Class on Stride Piano, presented by Judy Carmichael;
-- Monday, Aug. 12 at 3:15 p.m., Tri-North Middle School, Bloomington, IN - Workshop on Improvisation in Jazz and Blues, presented by Paolo Alderighi;
-- Monday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m., Templeton Elementary - Workshop on Elements of Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano, presented by Stephanie Trick;
-- Monday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Fairview Elementary - Workshop on Blues Basics - Songs in Parallel Thirds and Sixths, presented by Keith McCutchen.

Participants must register in advance. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Observers are welcome. Specific information and links to register are at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/education. These activities are possible because of grant support from the Bloomington Arts Commission and Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association.

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theryder.com 06/10/2019

Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon – The Ryder

Bloomington Boogies Media Partner The Ryder Magazine and Film Series is showing CHULAS FRONTERAS and DEL MERO CORAZON by Les Blank, June 28 - July 7. The films offer an introduction to Norteña music and culture along the Texas-Mexican border and celebrate pioneering figures Narciso Martínez and Lydia Mendoza and performers Flaco Jiménez and Los Pingüinos del Norte. The simple, moving poetry of the Spanish lyrics is spelled out in the subtitles. https://www.theryder.com/film/chulas-fronteras-del-mero-corazon/

theryder.com Les Blank was one of America’s keenest documentarians: a cine-poet of regional musical traditions — blues, Cajun, Appalachian, Creole, Hawaiian and more. These new, 4k restorations of two of his films are a zesty introduction to Norteña music and culture that exists along the Texas-Mexican bord...

bloomingtonboogies.com 06/01/2019

Bloomington Boogies

Help distribute posters! Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival needs volunteers to distribute printed information, including fliers about free piano workshops and master classes and posters containing general festival information. We need folks willing to take info to businesses and organizations that work with young people in Bloomington, IN, and surrounding communities. More volunteer opportunities will be announced for opportunities that will occur during the festival on Aug. 10-12. Minimum age is 16. Contact Craig Brenner at [email protected] or visit https://bloomingtonboogies.com

bloomingtonboogies.com Home page of Bloomington Boogies, an event from Bloomington, IN. Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival is an annual music and dance festival in Bloomington, Indiana, featuring acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pian

05/21/2019

Bloomington Boogies artist Scott Patterson has won the prestigious Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize for the portfolio he submitted to the Baker Artist Awards - see Scott's portfolio at https://bakerartist.org/node/19918

bluesfestivalguide.com 05/17/2019

Blues Festival Guide Magazine 2019

Our 2018 educational activities are featured in the 2019 Blues Festival Guide! Read about and see Daryl Davis at Tri-North Middle School, Bloomington, IN at https://bluesfestivalguide.com/emag/2019a/mobile/index.html#p=47

bluesfestivalguide.com Blues Festival Guide Magazine 2019 Digital Edition

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The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, also known as Bloomington Boogies, is an annual summer music and dance festival presenting acclaimed blues and boogie woogie piano players and offering free educational presentations in schools in Bloomington, IN! The next festival is in August of 2019. Visit https://bloomingtonboogies.com/home for details.

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