New Orleans, “The Big Easy,” has been a crucial component of Michael Kaeshammer's musical DNA since he began his career in his teens as a boogie-woogie pianist in his native Germany. “I grew up with the music of New Orleans, from listening to my dad's records,” he recalls. “That is where the music I love comes from, so what can be better than to go and record with some of the guys that were part of that?” Michael Kaeshammer's recording career now spans 22 years and 12 albums. His last record, the critically acclaimed No Filter, has earned his eighth nomination for a 2018 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (he has won twice previously). He has also been nominated for multiple Western Canadian Music Awards, winning as both Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year and, in 2017, for Jazz Artist of the Year.
Michael Käshammer - Trailblazers Series @Koerner Hall
Friday, December 14, 8 p.m.
Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6