Join Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, for an upbeat family program of American Songbook favorites from New Orleans and the Swing Dance Era, featuring piano boogie-woogie, and classic love-themed tunes for this Valentine’s season concert event! The show will include hits like, It Had to Be You, I Can’t Help Fallin in Love with You, In the Mood, and many more fit for a date night out. For a preview find Matthew on Facebook or online as “The Boogie Woogie Kid!”
Matthew has performed overseas, in Canada and Germany, and across 15 states. He is described as “Michigan’s leading boogie-woogie pianist!” by The Farmington Patch, “A boogie-woogie master!” by The Romeo Observer, and “the fastest fingers in the Mid-west!” by Press and Guide.
Past performances include everything from Symphony, Radio, and Tv appearances to Music series/festivals of all kinds and sizes. Some career notables include: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Organization
The Michigan Jazz Festival
Ann Delisi’s Essential Music Radio Show WEMU
Rob Reinhardt’s Essential Music Radio Show WEMU
Fox News Up North’s ‘Michigan This Morning Show, Fox News Detroit’s ‘The Nine Show’, Fox News Grand Rapids’ ‘The Morning Mix’ Show, A 2020 CAFE Grant Award Winner for Family-centered music programming!
The Shake Ups! There’s no mystery it’s a play on names. Shanley/Jacobs… Shakeups! Pat Shanley & John Jacobs are lifelong friends who share a common passion for music and it shows in abundance in their performances. The telepathy between them on guitars and harmony vocals are sublime! And the song selection demonstrates something for everyone to enjoy. They’re two excellent musicians who enjoy working together and most importantly they’re FUN to watch and sing along with. Joining them will be Tracy Kash. Tracy, a classical musician has a Master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, in orchestral music and music theory. She is an accomplished flutists, vocalist, composer, arranger and pianist. The three of them have long partaken in the rich traditions of the Irish music that is celebrated on and around St. Patrick’s Day.