One day during a piano lesson, Michael Kaeshammer’s classically trained teacher left to get a coffee. While he was gone, young Kaeshammer noodled around with boogie woogie jazz and blues. When the piano teacher returned, he was not impressed. So, at the age of 13, Kaeshammer quit piano lessons.
And it’s a good thing he did. Kaeshammer is now an award-winning boogie woogie pianist, singer, and songwriter, and his career includes seven albums. Whereas blues is stereotyped as melancholy and slow, boogie woogie will make you want to get up and dance.
“I see music as being an excuse to hang out in the same room.” –Micheal Kaeshammer
The people of Steamboat Springs sure love hanging out with him, as this is Kaeshammer’s third appearance at Strings Music Festival. He performed at Strings in the summers of 2010 and 2011 and the concert experience was so well received that the audience asked us to bring him back again.
Montreal Gazette writes: “He’s a showman. And showmanship is what makes people talk… If you haven’t seen him live, you haven’t really experienced him in his true element.”
Michael Kaeshammer Live in Steamboat Springs
Michael Kaeshammer will perform a special holiday concert, mixing in his own hits with the most festive songs of the season. Joined by drummer Mark McLean, the dynamic duo will dance you right into the holiday mood.
Kaeshammer plays at the Strings Music Pavilion on Friday December 21. Tickets are on sale now! Bring the whole family with $25 tickets for juniors and students. Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.