Kathi’s 5th Boogie & Jazz Festival will take place again this year. Soon the time has come: on 21.09.2019 at 20.00 it starts in the Forum Rum (Map).
Once again this year, well-known boogie pianists, talented band’s and other exciting guests are united on stage to give you a wonderful evening. Let’s boogie!
Pre-sale tickets are available here or +436769608543.
I am looking forward to your coming!
Ben Levin & Aron Levin
Cincinnati (USA) – Piano & Guitar
“The phrase “old soul” certainly applies to Ben Levin. It is remarkable that he has
managed to learn much of the essence of the blues piano traditions at such a young
age.” Blues Blast Magazine, review of “Ben’s Blues” by Mark Thompson
Ben Levin is a 19 year old blues & Boogie pianist/ vocalist from Cincinnati, OH, USA. Ben started playing professionally at age 11 with his father’s band, the Heaters, and now plays 100+
gigs a year while attending the University of Cincinnati.
Ben has played prestigious shows/events in the U.S. and around the world such as the
Cincy Blues Fest, the LaRoquebrou (France) International Boogie and Blues Festival,
the UK Boogie Fest, and the Beauforthuis festival in the Netherlands.
In 2018 the Ben Levin Duo reached the semi-finals in the International Blues Challenge
in Memphis. In 2018 he was nominated for two awards from Blues Blast magazine:
Debut CD of the year for “Ben’s Blues”and Sean Costello Rising Star award.
This will be Ben’s first performance in Austria, and he is proud to bring his guitar player Aron Levin to join him onstage.
Swiss – Boogie Piano
From Ticino comes Silvan Zingg, the Swiss boogie icon.
His repertoire (of more than 500 pieces of music) leaves nothing to be desired: from lively boogie woogie via sensitive blues to classical jazz and swing.
Silvan has played in more than 40 countries and has been a pianist for BB King and Chuck Berry.
Since 2002 he organizes his international Boogie Woogie Festival in the beautiful Lugano.
As a role model for the younger generation, his YouTube video “Dancin ‘The Boogie” has over 14 million clicks.
More about Silvan Zingg at http://www.silvanzingg.com
Austria – Boogie Piano
Christoph Seinbach got private piano lessons at the age of 6 years. From that point on he and the piano were inseparable.
He heard the first boogie’s at the age of 7 and when he accidentally put an unlabelled tape into it, it had happened to him – he only heard and played Boogie Woogie.
Quickly came the first appearances in cafes and bars and a little later also the first concerts at festivals.
In 2004 he started his own boogie festival, the Steinbach Boogie Woogie & Blues Festival, in Kitzbühel, which became a great success.
Christoph Steinbach has been involved in numerous tours, including Eric Burdon and Pete York. He has played in countries such as Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, Bulgaria, …
In addition to Eric Burdon and Pete York, Chris starred Chris Farlowe, Chris Barber, Mungo Jerry, Tony Sheridan, Gus Backus, Chris Andrews, and also appeared on television channels such as Pro7, ORF1, ORF2, 3Sat, WDR, ARD, ZDF, Hungarian TV, Greek TV stations, Bulgarian TV stations, ORF radio and many more.
Austria – Boogie Piano
“Boogie Woogie is a style of music that brings people from all over the world together and makes them sing and dance.
Boogie Woogie has emotion, pulls the listener along and brings momentum into everyday life.
For me, sitting at the piano and watching the audience clap with enthusiasm and rock their feet to the music while listening to the sounds of the boogie is the greatest thing to do. ”
France – Boogie Piano
Nirek Mokar is a young 16-year-old Parisian who grew up in the 17th arrondissement. He had an early opportunity to see all the great specialists of the boogie-woogie play in the Paris Boogie Speakeasy, where his father worked at a young age. He fell in love with the piano style of Boogie Woogie. It was not until six years ago and following the advice of the French boogie greats (Jean-Paul Amouroux, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Jean-Baptiste Franc …) that he became self-taught at the piano of the Parisian Boogie Speakeasy, because he did not have a piano at home!
Passionate about this music and also for blues, swing and rock’n’roll, he devotes himself to this music as often as possible. With a surprising maturity and an extraordinary momentum, he quickly became the little darling of the boogie fans of Paris.
When not playing in the famous Caveau de la Huchette, he performs at numerous festivals in France (Laroquebrou, Blues sur Seine, La Baule Jazz Festival …) and abroad (in Switzerland, England, Hungary, Norway, Germany, Spain and USA).
After a very encouraging first CD, recorded three years ago in the trio, he decided to ask the best French specialists in the music to accompany him on recording his second CD in July 2016, and finally bought a piano (digitally) train with headphones at home without disturbing the neighbors!
Austria – Boogie Piano
The legendary concerts Pyrkers of the 70s with Zwingenberger, Weber and Möller and the resulting first piano-boogie-woogie record of Austria (“Boogie Woogie Session ’76” / EMI) are a Boogie & Blues lover a term.
Solo, together with his daughter Sabine and many boogie & blues greats, performs regularly and inspires audiences.
Martin completed more than 2000 appearances at home and abroad.
Martin Pyrker is the most famous Boogie & Blues pianist in Austria and has many admirers.
“Fill the days with life, not the Life with days!”
Already as a child it was my dream to be on stage someday and to present my own event.
So in 2015 I decided to finally set up my own festival.
The first festival was to take place in the parish hall of Aldrans, where I was allowed to perform for the first time at the age of five.
Kathi's 1. Boogie&Blues Festival
Kathi’s 1st Boogie and Blues Festival took place on September 26 in 2015, at 20:00 in the Aldrans parish hall.
For the event I hired the bands Lanser Dixielander, Salt & Pepper, Turnarounds, Saxoholic and Robert Roth & Friends.
Of course, as a host I also sat on stage myself and rocked a few songs.
Right at the first time the festival was a great success with 200 visitors and motivated me to organize the next editions of the Boogie and Blues Festival in the forum in Rum, which take place every September at the FORUM in Rum.